Toll Index March 2018 – quo vadis business cycle?

The data is available at the Data Repository of the IDSC – Research Data Center of IZA. The paper we first studied the properties of these data is published at the Journal of Forecasting. The Read More …

Toll Index January 2016 – plugging away

World wide stock market turbulence, oncoming repeat crisis chatter, fears that China growth data have always been massaged, intensifying BRexit murmurs, reincarnation of GRexit hysteria, the newly arrived Greek SCHexit, refuge crisis, barbed wire fences Read More …

Toll Index October 2015 – conquering new territory

Fresh Toll Index data just out at the IDSC of IZA shows outbound heavy traffic activity on German highways reaching never before seen heights. Following on the heels of an 11% August to September increase, Read More …

Toll Index August 2015 – cruising above and beyond

The Toll Index shows an exceptionally active month of August. We expect the economy to be on par with this performance of transportation. Data available at the IDSC of IZA and a link to our Read More …

Toll Index in August – business as usual

The Toll Index in August documents yet another quiet month of business as usual. Despite warnings from several national and international sources of an oncoming recession, a dramatic economic slow down is still nowhere to Read More …