Durable Goods

Durable Goods charts and data

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The What’s Wrong With This Picture Chart of the Month – Durable Goods

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Rise 3.4% in June blared the Wall Street Journal headline this morning. As usual, not only is that not the whole story, it’s misleading. It’s wrong. It’s dumb. It raises the question of why the mainstream media adamantly refuses to report the facts. More importantly, why do they ignore the blatantly…

Here’s How Bernanke’s Bubble Trickle Down Is Working For US Manufacturers

Real Core Capital Goods Orders- Click to enlarge

Core capital goods orders, adjusted by the PPI to reflect the actual volume of orders over time, fell 1% year to year in April. We know that the BLS is understating the inflation rate, so the actual trend is probably worse than this. But this is bad enough. Follow the money. Find the profits!Liquidity is money. Regardless of…

Can Consumers Carry US Econ While Business Prepares For A Storm?

Real Core Durable Goods- Click to enlarge

Real Core Durable Good Orders (all orders except transportation equipment and defense capital goods) rose by 1.5% year to year in March. That was the actual, not seasonally adjusted number (NSA), but adjusted for inflation. Follow the money. Find the profits!Liquidity is money. Regardless of where in the world that money originates, eventually it flows to…

Real Durable Goods Orders Below Average in March, Trend Stays Weak

Core Durable Goods Trend Stays Weak - Click to enlarge

Actual, not seasonally adjusted real durable goods orders rose 12.1% in March from February. March is typically the strongest month of the year. The current number represents below average performance. The 10 year average gain for March was 14.4% from 2003 to 2013. These are inflation adjusted numbers representing actual order volume, not nominal sales. Follow…

Durable Goods Orders Flat for Past Two Years

December Durable Goods Were Weak The headline number for seasonally adjusted, nominal durable goods orders fell 4.3% in December. That was worse than the lowest guess of economists in a survey conducted by Bloomberg. Follow the money. Find the profits!Liquidity is money. Regardless of where in the world that money originates, eventually it flows to…

Here’s How Real Durable Goods Orders Shows US Manufacturing Remains In A Slow Motion Collapse

The headline number on durable goods orders was shockingly bad, which we all know is bullish. For a change the SA data wasn’t misleading. Underlying the seasonally massaged (SA) headline data (see Note below), the actual data, not seasonally adjusted (NSA), was just as bad. After backing out inflation, real durable goods orders continue to trend down,…