By Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge
Durable Goods Orders crashed 5.1% MoM, far below the worst Wall Street forecast...
... and turned back negative YoY as both sets including and ex-transports continues to deteriorate, flashing that a recessionary environment is already upon us (if not an actual recession).
However, it is in the core - non-defense ex-aircraaft - segment that we see the real bloodbath as shipments plunged and new orders collapsed 7.5% YoY - another "worst since Lehman" moment. Of course we still have bartenders and waitresses to maintain the US economy so this is just transitory weakness in the stock market's most-dependent segment of the economy.
Headline data turned back red YoY.
Ex-transports remains in Recessionary Negative Territory.
Actual shipments of core capex tumbled along with everything else:
And finally the real change - capital goods orders are collapsing at the fastest rate since... Lehman. Note that the US economy has never seen a decline like this in recent history without it being a recession, or just ahead of one.
Of course - this is all nothing that a good rate hike won't fix, with all its confidence-inspiring sentiment.