Monday, June 26, 2017

Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through May 2017

Many people place emphasis on Durable Goods New Orders as a prominent economic indicator and/or leading economic indicator.

For reference, below are two charts depicting this measure.

First, from the St. Louis Fed site (FRED), a chart through May 2017, updated on June 26, 2017. This value is $228,180 ($ Millions):

(click on charts to enlarge images)


Second, here is the chart depicting this measure on a “Percentage Change from a Year Ago” basis:

DGORDER percent change from year ago

Data Source: FRED, Federal Reserve Economic Data, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Manufacturers’ New Orders:  Durable Goods [DGORDER]; U.S. Department of Commerce: Census Bureau; accessed June 26, 2017;

I post various indicators and indices because I believe they should be carefully monitored.  However, as those familiar with this site are aware, I do not necessarily agree with what they depict or imply.

The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 2439.66 as this post is written

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