March Durable Goods Implode, Plunge -5.7%; CapEx Recovery Put On Indefinite Hiatus

So much for the great American CapEx recovery. Moments ago the Census department released the March Durable Goods report, thanks to which one can lay to rest any hope of a recovery in the US economy, with the headline number printing an absolutely abysmal -5.7%, an epic swing from the +5.7% (revised lower of course to 4.3%) in February, and confirming the recovery is dead and buried. This was the biggest miss in headline data and the biggest drop since August, and the second worst since January 2009.

Although we are confident the propaganda spin is just waiting to be unleashed: after all it is possible that March weather was both too hot and too cold, thereby making the number completely irrelevant – after all it is always the inclement weather’s fault when the economy does not act as predicted by some economist’s DSGE model of reality and stuff.

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