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Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index
The Markit PMI™ series are monthly economic surveys of carefully selected companies compiled by Markit. They provide advance insight into the private sector economy by tracking variables such as output, new orders, employment and prices across key sectors. Economic analysts, business decisionmakers, forecasters and policy makers leverage PMIs to better understand business conditions in any given economy. Central banks in many countries use the data to help make interest rate decisions, and analysts in the financial markets use PMI data to forecast official economic data.
iTraxx
Markit iTraxx indices are a family of tradable credit default swap indices covering the European, Asian, Middle Eastern and African markets. The selection methodology ensures that the indices are replicable and represent the most liquid, traded part of the market. Markit iTraxx indices allow investors to express their bullish or bearish sentiments on credit as an asset class and portfolio managers to actively manage their credit exposures.
CDX
Markit CDX indices are a family of tradable CDS indices covering North America and emerging markets. Our selection methodology ensures the indices represent the most liquid segment of the market. The high liquidity and transparency provided by the indices make it possible to trade credit index tranches, options and first-to-default baskets. With the CDX indices, market participants can easily gain exposure to a diversified portfolio of credits and efficiently hedge credit risk.
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