Factory Orders, etc.

Some handy graphics from FloatingPath

Factory Orders increased in June (note: USD was weak in June) and had been on par throughout the ‘expansion’ after the big reversion in 2009.  Most recently, growth is in a negative trend (again, hello Uncle Buck).

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Unfilled orders have been declining as manufacturers play catch up to their bookings…

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While at the same time Inventories have been flat…

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Inventories to Shipments continue to rise and that can be a precursor to some economic stresses, as the bounces in 2000 and 2006 were.  2008 was a real time meltdown extravaganza that was born of those and other economic stresses (like an impulsive meltdown of leveraged, financialized portions of the economy).

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