Durables Orders May Be Unchanged, But Outlook is Changing for the Worse

Source: Economics Group of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.


Orders for durable goods fell flat in July, and while a better-than-expected outcome in core capital goods shipments may be a short-run positive for GDP, a deterioration in orders including outright declines in key categories signals slower growth ahead.

Falling Flat

Durable goods orders stalled in July. With rounding the monthly headline was unchanged, but technically new orders for manufactured durable goods fell slightly. That comes on the heels of four straight monthly gains, including a June increase that was upwardly revised to 2.2%. READ FULL ARTICLE>>