The ISM Manufacturing index for the month of July came out this morning at 55.5 showing some slowdown yet not as much as expected, the figure fell from the prior reading of 56.2 yet better than the expected 54.5.

The ISM prices paid index for the month of July came out at 57.5 beating both expected and prior values. the figure climbed from the prior reading of 57 while investors expected a drop by 2.5 to reach 54.5.