US dollar is a burden for the US economy

Both the current situation and the expectation values of the US economy have slowed this month. From the per-spective of investors surveyed by sentix thus, show in the US economy increasingly sanding marks, which the strong dollar may well explain. Somewhat surprisingly, however, is that we measure a significant damper for the German economy. Particularly as the rest of the euro zone is in a robust constitution. For the Euro zone, the current situation index rises to its highest level since 2011. Furthermore, the overall index improves as well.

Full report April 2015

Headlines of the month

  • In April, the Eurozone economy improves further. The composite index rises again to +20 points (+1.4) and the current situation index climbs to the highest level since July 2011 (+9).
  • The German economy falls back against the euro trend by 8.1 points to 31.4 index points. However, this does not change the overall robust state of the German economy.
  • For the US economy, some USD caused considerable stress marks show-up. A downturn scenario is approaching. In contrast, the rest of the world is in a more stable shape.
Euro area Apr 18 May 18 Jun 18 Jul 18 Aug 18 Sep 18
Overall Index 19.6 19.2 9.3 12.1 14.7 12.0

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