Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through February 2014

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

For reference, below are charts depicting this measure.

First, from the St. Louis Fed site (FRED), a chart through February, last updated on March 26, 2014.  This value is 229,379 ($ Millions) :

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DGORDER_3-26-14 229379

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

DGORDER_3-26-14 229379 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 March 28, 2014;



I post various indicators and indices because I believe they should be carefully monitored.  However, as those familiar with this blog 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 1855.50 as this post is written