Economic Statistics for 25 Oct 13
Durable goods order rose 3.7% in September—all of it on aircraft orders. Ex-transportation orders fell -0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, orders are up 7.4% overall, and up 5.6% ex-transportation.
The Reuter’s/University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index slipped -2 points in the final October reading to 73.2.
Wholesale inventories rose 0.5% in August, while sales rose 0.6%. The wholesale stock-to-sales ratio was unchanged at 1.17.