Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through January 2021

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

For reference, below are two charts depicting this measure.

First, from the St. Louis Fed site (FRED), a chart through January 2021, updated on February 25, 2021. This value is $256,578 ($ Millions):

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Durable Goods New Orders DGORDER

Second, here is the chart depicting this measure on a “Percentage Change from a Year Ago” basis, with a last value of 6.3%:

Durable Goods New Orders DGORDER 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 February 25, 2021; 
http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/DGORDER

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I post various indicators and indices because I believe they should be carefully monitored.  However, as those familiar with this site are aware, I do not necessarily agree with what they depict or imply.

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 3902.59 as this post is written