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Did Durable Goods Just Set the Stage for a Rate Hike?

The week of August 26 has been full of waiting and waiting for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The markets are looking for any sign ...
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Durable Goods Strength Skewed by Aircraft Orders

Thursday's report on durable goods was, no pun intended, quite durable. The headline report showed a gain of 3.4% in the month of April. This was handily higher than the ...
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Will Durable Goods Bring Another Disappointment?

If there is one economic release that can bring big swings to expectations, it is the monthly durable goods report. This is also one of the most volatile of all economic ...
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Durable Goods Look Unenthusiastic for March

Many of the economic reports are turning out to be disappointing or just unenthusiastic in April and in catch-up reports for March. You can add the report measuring durable goods for the ...
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Will Durable Goods Alter GDP Expectations?

Thursday is likely to make a splash on the economic front. Economists and investors alike are trying to see just how good, or how weak, the gross domestic product (GDP) ...
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Durable Goods Prove Quite Durable for January

Thursday's economic reports were dominated by an unusually strong report on durable goods in January. The Commerce Department indicated that the headline durable goods reading, the big-ticket items that last ...
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Durable Goods and GDP Could Show Opposite Directional Readings

This week is going to be an interesting week for key economic reports. We will get a fresh read on January's Durable Goods orders, which can of course impact Gross ...
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Very Weak Durable Goods Could Cloud GDP Hopes

Those hoping that fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) is going to look good on Friday are going to have to factor in what a dovish Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ...
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Durable Goods Hang Tough

Economists and business owners alike have grown used to the notion that durable goods can be among the most volatile of all monthly economic readings. It turns out that durable ...
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Durable Goods Not Weak Enough to Alter GDP Estimates, but Revisions Look Worse

Durable goods came in with a negative reading for the month of September. This is bad because it marks the last month of the third quarter, and that may portend ...
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Durable Goods Tick Lower in August

New orders for durable goods were not all that durable in August. The only good news here is that the drop was not as bad as economists had expected prior ...
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Durable Goods Proved to Be Quite Durable in July

The U.S. Department of Commerce has reported that durable goods orders were rather durable in July. New orders rose by 2.0%, much better than the -0.4% expected by Bloomberg and ...
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Durable Goods Weak in May — Until You Look at the Core Reading

Durable goods proved not to be all that durable for the U.S. economy in the month of May. The headline durable goods report was -1.8%, far worse than the consensus ...
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Q1 GDP Expectations to Be Made or Broken by Durable Goods

Friday's durable goods report from the U.S. Commerce Department likely will be the last big-ticket economic report that shapes next week's gross domestic product (GDP) report. After all, this is ...
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Durable Goods So Bad That They Are Good for the Markets

The U.S. Commerce Department has released its reading for durable goods in the month of February. Before getting into the nitty-gritty, and before showing how negative this number is, investors ...
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