core capital goods
U.S. Factory Orders Climb 0.5% in March
"The response of capital spending to the COVID pandemic is encouraging for the outlook for 2021."
U.S. Factory Orders Climb 1.1% in December
Manufacturing has been driven by strong demand for factory goods "as 23.7% of the labor force works from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic."
Core Capital Goods Orders Rise 0.7% in October
The continued improvement in the key measure of U.S. business investment suggests manufacturers are optimistic about a return to normalcy next year.
Key Investment Measure Surges 1.9% in June
"The trend in durable goods orders remains decidedly weak" amid worries about a global growth slowdown and trade tensions.
Key Investment Measure Gains 0.8% in January
Core capital goods orders rebounded from a sharp drop in December, suggesting the slowdown in business investment may be shallow.
Key Investment Measure Drops 0.7% in December
"It appears the bloom is off the economic expansion rose. The data doesn’t paint a picture of strong growth going forward.”
Durable Goods Orders Rise 0.8% in November
Orders for core capital goods dropped for the second time in three months, suggesting the slowdown in business investment is continuing.
Business Spending Falls Again
Orders for core capital goods, the proxy for business spending, ticked down for the second straight month in September.
U.S. Core Capital Goods Orders Drop 0.1%
The decline in the proxy for business spending plans "is not a red flag for the economic outlook yet even if the caution light should be left on.”
U.S. Core Capital Goods Orders Jump 1.8%
The February gain in orders was a positive sign for business spending after declines in the previous two months.
U.S. Core Capital Goods Orders Drop 0.2%
“Last year’s moonshot in business spending is showing some signs of returning to earth,” one economist says.