Michael Guckes

Michael Guckes Chief Economist & Director of Analytics

Automotive

Automotive Industry Growth is Unpredictable

By: Michael Guckes

The industry has exceeded the expectations of many experts from as recently as the end of 2017.
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VIDEO: Manufacturing’s Growth Rate High, but Slowing

By: Michael Guckes

The Gardner Business Index data for June 2018 is now available. Watch Michael Guckes, chief economist, Gardner Intelligence, give his summary of the information he’s learned.

Business Index Produces Another Choppy Reading

By: Michael Guckes

The Precision Machining Index reports another month of volatile up and down readings.  

Financial Forecasts Show Medical Industry Growth

By: Michael Guckes

Wall Street forecasts show ongoing medical industry growth after encouraging first-quarter financial results, and Gardner’s proprietary business index data of manufacturers supplying the medical industry supports this optimism.

Business Index Growth Moves Higher in May

By: Michael Guckes

Precision Machining Index reports the third highest reading in history.

Index Maintains Third Month of Exceptional Growth

By: Michael Guckes

Supplier deliveries led the Precision Machining Index for a second consecutive month.

Business Index Retains Elevated Status in March

By: Michael Guckes

The Precision Machining Index completes its best quarterly performance in history.

Index Above 60 for Second Month

By: Michael Guckes

The Precision Machining Index continues its 2018 expansion after another month of laudable growth.  

Index Above 60 for Second Month

By: Michael Guckes

PMI Continues 2018 Rally Expansion

Precision Machining Business Index Reading Starts Year in Record Territory

By: Michael Guckes

Index Opens 2018 with Record High Reading of 61.7

December Reading Closes Out an Excellent 2017

By: Michael Guckes

December closes above 2017’s record-breaking average reading level.  

November Index Shows Expansion at Slower Rate

By: Michael Guckes

For the year-to-date period, the index has averaged 55.5 and increased by approximately 1 percent in 2017.