Chicago PMI Suffers Biggest Miss In 5 Years As 'V' Hope Fades

After what seems like weeks of "v"-shaped bounces in sentiment surveys as the euphoria of not being locked up reflects on hope for the future, Chicago's PMI barometer gravely disappointed in June.

Against expectations of a "v"-like bounce to 45.0, Chicago PMI managed only 36.6 - barely above April's level...

Source: Bloomberg

This is the biggest miss of expectations since Feb 2015.

  • Prices paid rose at a faster pace; signaling expansion

  • New orders fell at a slower pace; signaling contraction

  • Employment fell at a faster pace; signaling contraction

  • Inventories fell and the direction reversed; signaling contraction

  • Supplier deliveries rose at a slower pace; signaling expansion

  • Production fell at a slower pace; signaling contraction

  • Order backlogs fell at a slower pace; signaling contraction

Somebody do something!