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With strong month, Durable Goods Orders rose 5% over May 2011

6/27/12 May Real Durable Goods Orders, adjusted for inflation and not seasonally manipulated were up 4.1% over May 2011. That compares with a 4% gain in April. In adjusting for inflation, this measure attempts to represents actual unit volume of orders. Also, the use of actual, versus seasonally manipulated (SA) data allows an accurate view…

Treasury Intends to Continue to Lengthen Average Maturity – Real Time Economics – WSJ

The U.S. Treasury intends to continue to gradually extend the average maturity of the securities it issues–a tactic that locks in borrowing costs but potentially dilutes the impact of a Federal Reserve policy intended to boost the economy. The average maturity of outstanding Treasurys reached 63.9 months at the end of May–the highest level in…

Fed’s Lockhart: More Economic Weakness May Call for Fresh Action – WSJ

With the U.S. economic recovery threatened by an array of negative developments, the Federal Reserve may need to add additional stimulus to the economy, a key U.S. central bank official said Wednesday. “Should it become clear that something resembling my baseline scenario of continued, though modest, growth is no longer realistic, further monetary actions to…

Dicey Situation

The cycle screens did not confirm yesterday’s rally. The 6 month cycle projection has been reached, but the 13 week cycle projection has dropped to 1245, with a low ideally due now. There are no buy signals yet. The short term indicators are still mostly on the sell side, with some ambiguity. This report illustrates…