– US Factory Orders Drop For 6th Month In A Row – Worst Since Lehman (ZeroHedge, March 5, 2015):
Must be the weather… since August. US Manufacturers New Orders tumbled 0.2% in January (missing expectations of a 0.2% rise for the 6th of the last 7 months). This extends the losing streak for factory orders to 6 months, something we have not seen since the great recession in 2008… The drop was led by a plunge in Consumer Goods – not exactly what one would expect from all those gas savings? Just add it to the growing list of missed macro data expectations since the start of Feb!
We suspect this puts a final nailk in the coffin of low oil prices being positive for consumers…
This extends the macro misses for US data to dismal levels.