Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through March 2012

Many people place emphasis on Durable Goods New Orders as a prominent economic indicator and/or leading economic indicator. For reference, here are a few charts depicting this measure. First, from the St. Louis Fed site (FRED), a chart through March, last updated on April 25.  This March value is 202,568 ($ Millions) : (click on …

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Markets During Periods Of Federal Reserve Intervention – April 10, 2012 Update

In the August 9, 2011 post (“QE3 – Various Thoughts“) I posted a chart that depicted the movements of the S&P500, 10-Year Treasury Yield and the Fed Funds rate spanning the periods of various Federal Reserve interventions since 2007. For reference purposes, here is an updated chart from Doug Short’s blog post of April 10 …

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Consumer Confidence Surveys – As Of April 2, 2012

In the last post (“4 Confidence Charts – April 2, 2012 Update“) I displayed four charts indicating various long-term consumer and small business confidence readings as compared to the S&P500. Doug Short had a blog post of March 30 (“Michigan Consumer Sentiment:  Highest Since February 2011“) in which he presents the Conference Board and University …

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4 Confidence Charts – April 2, 2012 Update

Here are four charts reflecting confidence survey readings.  The first three are from the SentimenTrader.com site. I find these charts valuable as they provide a long-term history of each survey, which is somewhat rare. Each survey chart is plotted in blue, below the S&P500: (click on each chart to enlarge image) Conference Board Consumer Confidence, last …

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Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through February 2012

Many people place emphasis on Durable Goods New Orders as a prominent economic indicator and/or leading economic indicator. For reference, here are a few charts depicting this measure. First, from the St. Louis Fed site (FRED), a chart through February, last updated on March 28.  This February value is 211,765 ($ Millions) : (click on …

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