Factory Orders Drop Most Since Jan; Inventories Surge Most Since Oct 2011

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The post-weather rebound is over. Factory Orders, which were expected to fall modestly, dropped 0.5% - the biggest drop and biggest miss since January. Notably defense-spending dropped 30% as it seems we didn't need 10 new submarines in May (and this is with Ex-Im bank still funding growth). On the flip side, if you were wondering where the recent data (survey) exuberance has come from, wonder no more - inventories in May rose 0.8% - the biggest rise since Oct 2011. More malinvestment-driven exuberance - if only wages were up? Surely subprime credit is soaring so that will take care of it.

Factory Orders have stalled the recovery falling back to January contraction levels.


But this is apparently good news for GDP: inventories have surged by the most since October of 2011.


Need moar inventories... forget the orders..

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Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:10 | 4917565 AccreditedEYE
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Maybe VIX will hit a 9 handle today

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:13 | 4917578 Aknownymouse
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Big inventory of sticks for the new gpro cameras.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:24 | 4917621 GolfHatesMe
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Obviously Shipping doors frozen shut from the winter causing the inventory build

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:34 | 4917658 Headbanger
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Great!  Maybe inventories of 22 LR will start surging finally!

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:39 | 4917673 NoDebt
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Bah!  Details, details, Tyler.  Just go with the headline number and call it good.

If the headline number is bad (like -2.9% GDP) just ignore the whole thing completely.

Headbanger- don't get your hopes up on 22LR.  Still rare as hen's teeth around me and they're telling me it's not gonna get better any time soon.  HOWEVER, you might try this site to locate some (I've used it myself):


Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:25 | 4917630 kliguy38
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The CNBC shills are becoming increasingly desperate in their attempts to cheer the "recovery' to the point where its a virtual pathetic comedy act.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:44 | 4917908 midtowng
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more inventory is a plus for GDP

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:11 | 4917568 ParkAveFlasher
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I just can't go house shopping in this damn heat!

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:12 | 4917569 orangegeek
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economic surveys and statistics are funny


it takes the cars and places them in the farmers' fields in Nebraska

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:13 | 4917570 valley chick
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Or is the inventories just shit they could not sell?

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:17 | 4917596 ParkAveFlasher
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I just can't go car shopping in this damn heat!

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:18 | 4917600 Sudden Debt
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maybe order a Tesla online?

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:19 | 4917603 ParkAveFlasher
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Too damn hot to go online!

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:26 | 4917633 valley chick
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Hope they are drowning in inventory as it will make for one awesome sale in canning supplies! Look out as this lady will shop!

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:47 | 4917692 CheapBastard
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Unpossible to Flip Houses in this heat. Too damn hot! How do they expect me to become a millionaire Flipper in this heat?!

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:15 | 4917588 replaceme
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If only this heat would subside, if only there were a way to stay at home and shop for goods and service, some way to buy without going out into this oppressive Summer heat.  I wish I could somehow look for a new car, from the safety and comfort of my own home; I would buy if there were such a magic box that let me.   Ditto a new house, or even some kitchen gadgets.  Widgets.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:16 | 4917589 Sudden Debt
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You know what they say...


Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:15 | 4917592 RiskyBidness
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This is bullish!!  Channel stuffing is the new norm.  BTFD!!  hahahahahahaha......Long live Yellen the queen!!

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:17 | 4917599 Sudden Debt
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First the economy goes down the shitters because of some snow...

than the economy crashes because America loses against Belgium during the WK....


Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:24 | 4917617 Smegley Wanxalot
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Guess all those ADP jobs added were to help shut down the remaining manufacturing plants.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:25 | 4917627 ParkAveFlasher
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Is there a college degree in Undertaking?  Seems the only safe career nowadays.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:13 | 4918276 Zoltanne
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But it's a dead-end job...

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:24 | 4917624 Yen Cross
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  Screw this, I'm going to work in the garden... I'll catch up on what the 'Keebler Elf ®' had to say later.

  After that I'm going to go and hug my bag of silver...

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:30 | 4917644 Neverstopprintingme
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Got weather?  No worries Aunt Janet will be brining out the trick or treat basket of monetary nonsense later this afternoon to explain why this was just one bad piece of candy.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:32 | 4917648 Nevsky
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So what you are saying is that Q2 GDP of 4%, no 3.5% no 3%... etc, not happenning?


Global Dumbing is to blame.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:34 | 4917653 NoWayJose
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Drop in defense spending? Now we know why Obama is asking for money to arm the Syrian rebels.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:33 | 4917656 Stonedog
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Did it snow a lot in May?

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:39 | 4917671 Headbanger
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Yes it did in the Southern Hemisphere!

So that's got to be the problem again.

It just won't stop snowing.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:08 | 4917763 JailBanksters
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So thier stock prices are UP then .....

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:17 | 4917797 Snoopy the Economist
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What companies are increasing inventories without orders? All the companies I know are decreasing inventories.

We all know there's auto channel stuffing - that turkey is ready to explode as well as auto subprime loans.

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