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China has been the focal point of the economic world, and rightfully so—trade wars and tariffs with the U.S. and now the outbreak of COVID-19, but credit professionals aren’t reporting much change in the latest Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from... Read Story
March 04, 2020, 06:55 AM


The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management saw a positive uptick this month, climbing out of the lower index from July. The combined score read 55.2 for the month of August, a reading safely in the expansion... Read Story
September 04, 2019, 07:20 AM


The latest Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management has cooled off during the summer after back-to-back gains in April and May. The CMI has now seen two straight months of declines for the first time since... Read Story
August 02, 2019, 07:20 AM


Credit managers are reporting a slight decline in the June 2019 economic report from National Association of Credit Management; however, they should not be discouraged by the readings as unfavorable factors held their ground in the manufacturing and... Read Story
July 01, 2019, 07:20 AM


After months of fluctuation, credit professionals saw positive readings for the second consecutive month in the May 2019 economic report from National Association of Credit Management. NACM’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) has given credit managers no... Read Story
June 03, 2019, 07:25 AM


Two months of dwindling results casting a shadow on NACM’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) ended in August with a slow but steady climb in new credit applications and dollar collections in the manufacturing and service sectors. Although each sector... Read Story
September 04, 2018, 07:20 AM


The April irregularity in NACM’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) seems to be a thing of the past after the June report showed continued stability in the market. Following a large, vertical ascent in May, this month’s CMI only fell back slightly. Coming... Read Story
July 02, 2018, 07:30 AM


The business climate for manufacturing in the U.S. has markedly improved over the past few years, driving both revenue and employment growth for middle market manufacturers. But the industry is also experiencing a period of transformation that is... Read Story
June 22, 2018, 07:18 AM


The seesaw economy continues unabated according to the National Association of Credit Management. Despite the fourth-best reading in the last 12 months, the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from NACM dropped to 54.6 in July from 56.1 the previous... Read Story
August 01, 2017, 07:03 AM


According to the October report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), the numbers, though slightly lower, are an improvement over the last several months. “There was not the big jump seen in... Read Story
November 01, 2016, 07:06 AM


The June economic report from NACM shows numbers still in the expansion zone, but at their weakest level for the calendar year.Amid returned deterioration in several industries, the June report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National... Read Story
July 05, 2016, 07:04 AM


The May report of Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) continues to be solid heading into mid-year; now other key economic indicators are finally starting to mirror the predictive monthly index.The 53... Read Story
June 01, 2016, 07:06 AM


With no change in the combined totals from last month, February’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management shows offsetting positive and negative trends in the sub-categories.The question for credit managers, according to... Read Story
March 01, 2016, 07:04 AM


Showing a modest increase, January’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management has encouraging news for credit professionals.Despite market volatility, economic indicators such as the January report of the Credit Managers’... Read Story
February 01, 2016, 07:08 AM


After months of staying on a volatile roller coaster ride, December’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management eased slightly upward, finishing the year at 52.8 from 52.6. Showing only minor improvement, the December report... Read Story
January 04, 2016, 07:18 AM


October’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management took a positive turn from last month’s reading of 52.9, increasing to 53.9.    Emerging from the downward trend of the last two months, the October report of the Credit... Read Story
November 02, 2015, 07:06 AM


The July report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) reflected a positive recovery to 56—higher than any monthly reading since last October. “Think about that for a moment—[that’s] as high as... Read Story
August 03, 2015, 07:23 AM


June’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management finds yet another reversal of fortune, with the combined index sliding to 53.4 from 54.1.  The June report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of... Read Story
July 01, 2015, 06:52 AM


The April report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) improved by a fraction and rose to 53.9, comfortably above contraction territory. “It would appear that a collapsed energy sector, winter... Read Story
May 04, 2015, 07:00 AM


The January Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) appears to have has joined the ranks of the cautiously optimistic. The CMI had been sounding warnings like some kind of credit prophet as it trended... Read Story
January 30, 2015, 07:00 AM


Expectations for the rest of the year change with a drop in the the National Association of Credit Management's economic report for November. October's improvement now seen as an anomaly, which leaves growing concerns for continued growth.The data... Read Story
December 01, 2014, 07:00 AM


The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) returned to a respectable status, jumping more than two points from 54.9 to 57.0. The readings are back to highs seen at the start of the year. The index of... Read Story
October 31, 2014, 06:00 AM


The September report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management fell to 54.9 from 56.7. While still firmly in the growth category, this is the lowest reading in nearly two years. Not even the Polar Vortex... Read Story
October 01, 2014, 06:37 AM


This month’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) reading from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) was 56.1—barely higher than it was in April, but falling well below May’s 56.8. The readings had been closing in on 60 (57.1 in November and... Read Story
July 01, 2014, 06:55 AM


The Credit Managers' Index (CMI), issued by the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), improved from 56 to 56.8 in May. This marks the second consecutive month of improvement for the index, further signaling the end of the first quarter's... Read Story
June 02, 2014, 06:45 AM


The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) improved slightly in April, rising from 55.5 to 56. The index has yet to rebound to where it was in January, but importantly is still firmly in the mid-50s and... Read Story
May 01, 2014, 06:15 AM


The National Association of Credit Management’s monthly economic report showed the effects of a continued harsh winter. An improvement in amount of credit extended tempered by a decline in the number of companies applying for credit indicates a... Read Story
April 02, 2014, 06:58 AM


January’s reading for the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) rebounded to 57.3, the highest point reached in over a year and even more robust than the 57.1 notched in November. This now begs the... Read Story
February 03, 2014, 06:39 AM


The combined December Credit Managers’ Index (CMI), published by the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) fell dramatically from 57.1 to 55.6, erasing most of the gains made in the last few months and taking the CMI back to levels not... Read Story
December 31, 2013, 07:00 AM


The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI), published by the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), increased to 57.1 in November, registering its highest reading since the beginning of the recession in 2008.Building on the optimism from October’s... Read Story
December 02, 2013, 07:24 AM


September's growth in the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) was driven primarily by increases in the index's unfavorable factors, all of which registered improvements and some by substantial... Read Story
October 01, 2013, 07:01 AM


The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) for August returned to the growth patterns of earlier this summer. The numbers look impressive again, and the index sits at 56.4, up nearly a full point from July’s 55.5. The last few months were a little volatile... Read Story
September 03, 2013, 07:08 AM


The National Association of Credit Management’s (NACM’s) Credit Managers' Index (CMI) fell from its June high of 56.1 to 55.5 in July, led by a sharp decline in collections.The "dollar collections" category moved from 59.3 to 57.5, taking the... Read Story
August 01, 2013, 07:00 AM


The National Association of Credit Management’s CMI for April 2013 reports more companies feeling the stress of the slow economy, not meeting payment terms. The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM)... Read Story
April 30, 2013, 07:09 AM


The March Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) fell slightly from 54.9 to 54.2, with both favorable and unfavorable factor indexes dipping by roughly equal amounts. Some individual showed significant... Read Story
April 01, 2013, 07:00 AM


The composite reading for the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) this month is exactly the same as it was in December—54.9. This is just slightly better than it was in January when the reading fell to 54.6. For all intents and purposes, the readings... Read Story
February 28, 2013, 07:23 AM


The shift in the January Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) was very minor, falling from 54.9 to 54.6. On closer examination there was a lot going on, reflecting that the economy is essentially in a transition mode again. The last time this kind of variety... Read Story
February 01, 2013, 07:00 AM


The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) slipped again in December from 55.2 to 54.9. The most dramatic movement was in sales, which plummeted to 56.7, a low last seen in December 2009 and almost a... Read Story
January 02, 2013, 07:17 AM


The National Association of Credit Management (NACM), a leading resource for credit and financial management information, education, products and services designed to improve the management of business credit and accounts receivable announced the... Read Story
November 30, 2012, 07:00 AM


The National Association of Credit Management said the Credit Managers’ Index showed a nice recovery in August when the combined index number moved from 53.4 to 55.8, showing better overall performance than earlier in the year. The 55.8 was higher... Read Story
October 01, 2012, 07:22 AM


The Credit Managers Index (CMI) has consistently predicted the performance of the greater economy by roughly a month. In 2008, when the majority of the economic indicators pointed toward more growth, the CMI was starting to track downward and... Read Story
August 31, 2012, 07:57 AM


The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) for June sits at 54.5, just slightly behind May’s reading of 54.6. The sub-index of favorable factors maintained a reading of 60.2, with the sub-index of unfavorable factors moving downward slightly to 50.6. The... Read Story
June 29, 2012, 07:30 AM


According to the latest Credit Managers’ Index, overall CMI slipped again in May and is now sitting at levels last seen in January of this year and about where the CMI was a year ago. “The gains made in the last year have largely been erased and now... Read Story
May 31, 2012, 07:55 AM


After five straight months of gains, the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) slipped to 55.1 from the March reading of 56.2, and just slightly above the January reading. The decline is not drastic and, excluding February and March, the CMI is higher than... Read Story
April 30, 2012, 08:00 AM


The National Association of Credit Managers’ reported the March Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) is trending in a positive direction and is yet more reinforcement for the notion that the economy is doing better and that the recovery may be real. The... Read Story
March 30, 2012, 08:00 AM


The National Association of Credit Managers’ reported the February Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) is now sitting at 55.8, rising a full percentage point above January’s reading. The index is at its highest since April 2011.“The mood of the country... Read Story
February 29, 2012, 07:00 AM