durable goods

Despite Trade and Recession Fears, Durable Goods Support Higher GDP Growth

Many reports in the media suggest the decade-long recovery and growth of the U.S. economy is in trouble. Gross domestic product (GDP), the official metric for measuring or scoring the ...
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Weak Durable Goods in May Should Act as a Drag on Q2 GDP

If there is one industrial component that can help sway the impact of gross domestic product (GDP), look no further than the monthly report on durable goods. These big-ticket items ...
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Durable Goods Report Finally Arrives: Mixed Strength in All

A gain of 1.2% in durable goods in December might sound better than some had expected, considering how much slowness had been seen in many economic reports around that time. ...
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Volatility Continues in Durable Goods in May

The monthly reports on durable goods can be quite volatile, disappointing in a strong economy or soaring even in a bad economy. There is a way to smooth out some ...
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Was Durable Goods Report Strong Enough to Boost GDP?

If there is one economic report that can be very volatile and can come in well above or well below expectations, it is the monthly durable goods report. This extreme ...
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Durable Goods Orders Tumbled in October

The U.S. Department of Commerce reported on Wednesday that October's reading on durable goods contracted by 1.2% to $236 billion month over month. The consensus estimate from Bloomberg called for ...
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Durable Goods for September May Offer Stronger Support for Q3 GDP

If there is one economic report that can be highly volatile and can look counter-cyclical despite the broader economic direction, that would be the one on durable goods. The U.S. ...
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Durable Goods Orders Perking Up

If there was a contest to find the one major government economic report that is the most volatile and unpredictable through good times and bad times alike, the durable goods report ...
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Durable Goods Not So Durable in May

If there is one economic report that is perhaps the most volatile of them all, that can disappoint in good times or can be high in bad times, it is ...
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Why a Weak Durable Goods Report May Be Ignored

The first quarter of 2017 was marked with strong consumer confidence, solid spending and even better than expected corporate earnings. That did not translate into a very strong durable goods ...
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Durable Goods Show Mixed Turnout for January

If there is one economic report that is the most volatile of them all, it has to be the one on durable goods. These are the longer-lasting big-ticket items bought ...
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Why Weak GDP and Weak Durable Goods Should Not Matter, at Least This Time Around

The only way to describe Friday's key economic reports would be disappointing. The durable goods reading for December was soft, and the first-quarter look at fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) ...
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October Durable Goods Orders Surged Higher

The U.S. Commerce Department has released its Durable Goods report for the month of October and it was a strong number across the board. 24/7 Wall St. would remind investors, ...
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Durable Goods for September Offers Mixed View for Q3 GDP

If there is one economic report that can be extremely volatile, regardless of the direction of the broader economy, it has to be the monthly report on durable goods. This ...
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Durable Goods Looking Muted

Durable goods are showing not to be all that durable, and this matters as it can add up to a lot of the impact on gross domestic product (GDP). This ...
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