Many people place emphasis on Durable Goods New Orders as an economic indicator.
For reference, here are a few charts depicting this measure.
First, from the St. Louis Fed site (FRED), a chart through September, last updated on October 26. The last value is 200,333:
Here is the chart depicting the measure on a Percentage Change from a Year Ago:
Lastly, a chart from Doug Short’s post of October 26 titled “Durable Goods Orders In Historical Perspective” showing the Durable Goods New Orders vs. the S&P500:
The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation
SPX at 1277.52 as this post is written