FDI December 2020

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 1/8/21 Key Takeaway: The seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) for December came in at 62.6, showing nice m/m improvement and signaling a strong end to the year. The sales index saw similar strength with about two thirds of respondents seeing better-than-seasonally […]

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FDI – November 2020

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 12/3/20 Key Takeaway: The seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) for November was 54.5, moderating slightly from last month but remaining in growth range. The sales index, however, showed some modest improvement m/m as sales were slightly above normal expectations for the […]

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FTM 158: What’s the Point?

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published November 21, 2020 as “if you don’t have the point you’re going to get the point” during episode 158 of Fully Threaded Radio. Hello everyone. This is Carmen Vertullo with your Fastener Training Minute coming to you from the Fastener Training Institute […]

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FDI – October 2020

Written by R.W. Baird analyst David J. Manthey, CFA with Quinn Fredrickson, CFA 11/6/20 Key Takeaway: The seasonally adjusted Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) for October was 56.5, improving for the second consecutive month. Nearly all components of the FDI showed m/m improvement. Looking forward, the Forward-Looking Indicator (FLI) also showed nice improvement, reaching the highest […]

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FTM 157: Thread Stick-Out

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published October 18, 2020 as “Thread Stick-Out” during episode 157 of Fully Threaded Radio. Todays Fastener Training Minute comes by way of an email from one of our clients, and that email had to do with a question about “thread stick-out“. Now “Stick-Out” […]

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