Okay, any way you look at these numbers, no matter how you spin the numbers, they got better than the prior period’s numbers.
MBA Mortgage Applications
Durable Goods Orders
Durables Ex Transportation
Cap Goods Orders Nondef Ex Air
Cap Goods Shipped Nondef Ex Air
Orders for Durable Goods in U.S. Increased 2.2% spurred by demand for cars, computers and capital equipment.
Bookings for goods meant to last at least three years advanced 2.2 percent, less than projected, but a whole lot better than the revised 3.6 percent DECLINE the prior month.
Corporate equipment upgrades and consumer purchases of new cars are bolstering production, prompting factories to hire and keeping the industry a source of strength for the expansion.
Assistant State Treasurer
Chief Investment Officer
State of Louisiana
Department of the Treasury