Durable Goods Orders March 2013 Fall 5.7%, FOMC May Hold QE Signals

No need to worry about the Fed ending QE with mixed economic data: Durable goods orders fell in March as businesses cut back on investment in capital equipment. The Commerce Department said durable-goods orders for long lasting manufactured goods fell by 5.7 percent from the prior month.  Some of the decrease in durable goods orders[…]

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Durable Goods Orders Fall By Most In 3-1/2 Years, 2Q12 GDP Revised Down, Jobless Claims Lower,

Durable Goods Orders Fall By Most In 3-1/2 Years, 2Q12 GDP Revised Down, Jobless Claims Lower: Orders for durable goods, manufacturing goods intended to last at least 3 years or more, fell due to the increasingly sluggish U.S. economy.  New orders for durable goods dropped by the largest amount in three and a half years[…]

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May 19, 2012 Weekly Jobless Claims Data Suggests Month Will Be Weak, April Durable Goods Orders Drop

May 19, 2012 Weekly Jobless Claims Data Suggests Month Will Be Weak -Unless the labor participation rate changes significantly again. Earlier in the year we were critics of those who claimed the labor force participation rate was skewing the unemployment data.  The changes in the labor participation rate were marginal compared to recent weeks where[…]

Durable Goods Orders Up 4 Percent but Non-Defense Capital Goods Down 1.5 Percent

  Durable Goods Orders Up 4 Percent but Non-Defense Capital Goods Down 1.3 Percent: Behind the headline – still some cause for concern. Durable goods orders jumped in July by .4 percent the Commerce Department said today which is much higher than most economists anticipated.  The unexpected jump in durable goods orders is one of[…]

Durable Goods Orders Fall By More Than Expected

Durable Goods Orders Fall By More Than Expected: The U.S. economy still in rough patch. The latest economic data shows the economy is not yet in recovery mode. Economic data from housing and employment continue to show weakness while new data about durable goods confirm  downward trends.  The business community has been under constant uncertainty[…]

Durable Goods, Case-Shiller & More: The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: Case Shiller, Durable Goods Orders, Housing This week will be interesting due to the plethora of information that will be dispersed.  Information about home prices, the Case-Shiller and durable goods orders are on our watch lists.  The market has gained substantially in the last few weeks and the most pressing issue in[…]

A Durably Good Economy?

The market has continued to rally this week as mixed-positive data has given investors confidence.  An unexpected increase in orders for manufactured goods caused investors to snap up stocks this afternoon.   August was a horrible month for stocks -and data.  Those who are looking for mixed data and unexpected increases in some sectors in the[…]