Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Recession Indicator Just Reversed to Growth

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David Rosenberg's Recession Indicator Flipped Positive Today

(Business Insider) In October, Gluskin Sheff economist David Rosenberg warned of a big red flag signaling a recession in the United States.

The year-over-year change in the three-month moving average of nondefense capital goods orders excluding aircraft and parts (also referred to as "core capex") had turned negative.

Rosenberg considers this chart the purest look at what businesses are doing with their cash.

Today's durable goods report revealed a surge in core capex in January. Nondefense orders ex-aircraft and parts jumped 6.3 percent, way above economists' estimates of a flat reading.

Read more at Business Insider.

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