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Growth in Machine Tool Orders Strong, But Slowing

October’s unit orders were down 5.8 percent from one year ago. Combine this with the slowing growth in the GBI: Metalworking since January, and it seems likely that machine tool unit orders achieved their peak rate of annual growth this cycle.
Gardner Intelligence Money Supply

Monetary Base Moves Closer to Pre-Recession Levels

The contraction in the monetary base could affect consumer spending in 2018, and it may impact capital spending as early as the second half of 2019.
Gardner Intelligence Durable Goods Spending

New Orders in Durable Goods Grew 4.6 percent in October

With consumer durable-goods spending growing at a slower rate, it is likely that durable goods new orders have reached their peak rate of growth.

Durable Goods Spending Reacts to Changing Treasury Rate

In September and October, durable goods consumer spending growth slowed between the historic average of 5.5 percent for the first time since August 2017.
Gardner Intelligence Disposable Income

Disposable Income Growth Stays at 2.8 Percent

Changes in real disposable income typically lead capital equipment consumption by almost 24 months.
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