Hiding in plain sight behind Wall Street's fallacious "all is good" narrative is U.S. economic reality. A deep dive into today's durable goods data confirms our dour outlook for U.S. growth.
Below is analysis from Hedgeye U.S. Macro analyst Christian Drake in a note sent to subscribers earlier this morning:
"Headline Durable Goods orders jumped +3.4% MoM and improved to +1.9% YoY but the internals were less sanguine with the bulk of the gain stemming from the +65% MoM increase in commercial aircraft & parts. Durables ex-Defense and Aircraft, which is most aligned with what actual households buy, rose +0.6% MoM but remains down -0.4% YoY.
Meanwhile, Core Capital Goods fell MoM for a 3rd consecutive month, dropping -0.8 sequentially and holding at -5% YoY - continuing the epic run of declining capital spending with negative year-over-year growth in 15 of the last 16 months."
Here's the detailed breakdown in the chart below