Point Out The Recovery On These Charts

Tyler Durden's picture

The last couple of months have been characterised by some weak but 'relatively positive' surprises in macro economic data compared to dismal expectations; but that rising momentum has begun to fade very recently. Sagging domestic growth and weak external demand have created noticeable slowdowns in the industrial production and manufacturing sector. This, as Bloomberg Brief notes, has been the area of the economy that has been the primary driver of growth throughout the recovery and represents the greatest risk to the current economic outlook for sub-trend growth at or below 2 percent. As Joseph Brusuelas points out, these disappointing charts indicate, fiscal gridlock aside, the deterioration in the industrial sector is a 'dagger pointed straight at the heart of a weak cyclical expansion'.

 

 

 

 

The current challenge to the economy is that the risk of a truncated business cycle due to a modest inventory correction is rising. This is in part due to restrained domestic wage growth and a sharp slowdown in demand from the external sector.

 

While investors have been nothing short of giddy about the open market transactions by the European Central Bank and the third round of asset purchases from the Fed, it is difficult to see how those actions will do little more than prevent another downturn, let alone push overall output in the U.S. toward its potential.

 

Source: BloombergBriefs.com

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GetZeeGold's picture

 

 

No cheating....put on the blindfold.....spin around...and throw the damn dart.

 

Temporalist's picture

I found the recovery "right in here in this area that include the Chicklets but not the erasers."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUQkbXWwJhQ

GetZeeGold's picture

 

 

right in here in this area

 

If you're in the 47%.....just take something....it won't cost you a dime.

 

LawsofPhysics's picture

Now that is encouraging some animal spirits, nice work!

BadKiTTy's picture

Hahaha 

I havent seen The Jerk for ages and forgotten that bit. Nicely done! :) 

K@

SusanJ's picture

Charts are in line with ECRI, their latest missive reminding the MSM of how bad people are at recognizing a recession: http://www.businesscycle.com/ecri-news-events/news-details/economic-cycl...

SusanJ's picture

Charts are in line with ECRI, their latest missive reminding the MSM of how bad people are at recognizing a recession: http://www.businesscycle.com/ecri-news-events/news-details/economic-cycl...

Haager's picture

You're blind, sir. There is a lot of recovery: Gold, silver...

caimen garou's picture

battle lines broken above $35 silver, $1,780 gold, until the margin hikenator awakens!

smlbizman's picture

wondering what lit this fuse at 8 05 am

caimen garou's picture

not the dollar, index up from 79.05 at 4:00am to 79.30 now

Dr. Engali's picture

The upcoming war will do a lot to help industrial production. That should turn things around for them...that is if they can get things up and running.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

War....what is it good for?

Per Krugman........economic recovery. But from my point of view I would rather have the space alien invasion.

<Then again Mrs. Cog says I'm a sick bastard, so don't listen to me.>

Seer's picture

"They" don't reall care about production as much as they care about retaining power.  What wars do for them is to allow them to alter the production climate, likely take more direct control over it (the most covert way, the way that most miss it, is via "consolidation").

But... iBombs will be the new "rage!"

caimen garou's picture

talking heads say it's a recovery,problem is they are reading charts upside down

Winston Churchill's picture

Standing on their heads is more likely.

Seer's picture

Kind of hard to hear them with all that colon around their heads...  Maybe that's the problem?

pods's picture

Pretty simple.  America has too much debt.  Nobody can afford to pay it forward anymore by going deeper into debt.

So we will grind slowly down, with the banks kept alive by the FED.

Welcome to the desert of the real.

pods

 

Dr. Engali's picture

But I thought that deficits didn't matter....it's seems like maybe they do.

RSloane's picture

Not only deficits don't matter, debt is good, and uncertainty adds a positive 'hungry' aspect to the markets. You've not been keeping up with propaganda, my good Dr. E. Just open up the NYT and peruse the editorials section. Bring a sense of humor and a sense of belief suspension required by most fiction.

Cole Younger's picture

Deficits don't matter. The debt doesn't matter. It is not as though it will ever be paid back so it doesn't matter...

Seer's picture

Deficits are based contractual debts.  The REAL problem, the one they won't own up to, is that the contracts have gotten so complex that they cannot decipher them.  In the meantime we print funny money as a placeholder until... well, until we can figure out what really has value...

Sheeple Shepard's picture

Emmm...there,no......emmm...there? No,eeemmmmmm....th..,no.We are definitely fucked.

Howdan's picture

This total decoupling between the REALITY of (fundamentals) and the actual current market levels, is so utterly staggering that I am just slack-jawed in amazement.

Shorts have been burned (well maybe it's just me) but I cannot understand how indices and industrial commodities (e.g copper) are so high when real demand and sentiment are so low.

I shake my head in disgust.

Bernank is a financial terrorist who is utterly incompetent and should be held accountable (by the likes of Ron Paul) for his actions. It's been nearly half a decade now since 2008 when ZIRP was forced upon us.

Stagflation looks like it's on the way.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Correct,I'll only add that all the only thing the paper-pushers need to be held accountable to is the guillotine.  Nothing changes until the moral hazard  is addressed and we see the return of real consequences for bad behavior at all levels of society.

RSloane's picture

Save your jaw and get used to it. Whether this is the 'new normal' or everyone wants to be Japanese, I don't know. Bernanke will NEVER be held accountable and, in fact, will be white-washed in the history books now being written as our savior and hero. His bungling will be described as 'courageous and bold', his financial terrorism will be described as having 'saved the US economy from depression', and his followers will feel justifiably assuaged. This will be the TPTB's propaganda coup d'etat at its finest, and its happening right now.

crusty curmudgeon's picture

Okay, you're fired. :-)

-John Connor

RSloane's picture

Oh noes! Not the 'F' word. :(

Nobody For President's picture

No, it is not just you, Howdan

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

Is that a smiley face i see in 2009???

KickIce's picture

There's only 2 charts you need to be concerned with...

Banker bonuses and money supply and since they are one in the same we're back to one chart.

LawsofPhysics's picture

I see a distinct recovery in the value/purchasing power of all my physical assets, especially PMs since I first began purchasing in the lat 80's.  WTF?

 

Seer's picture

Well, "recovery" really isn't, as it implies a "return."  We will NOT "return."

But, yes, meaningful assets will be more valued that then overwhelming non-meaningful crap that we've been surrounded by.  TRUE fundamentals make it clear where to look to identify what's what, separate the wheat from the chaff...  slowly, very slowly we shall learn.

RSloane's picture

Alright. Whose kid attacked the Manufacturing:New Orders chart with a box of crayons?

crusty curmudgeon's picture

I think it was Ralph.

"I like bushes cause they don't got prickers, unless they do; this one did...ouch."  -Ralph Wiggum

"Me fail English?  That's unpossible!" -Ralph Wiggum

RSloane's picture

Haha! Yep you're right, it must have been Ralph.

LongSoupLine's picture

 

 

Obviously, American flag manufactures have been excluded.  Production can't keep up with global burning rates.

poor fella's picture

Outsourced... Chindiazilurmaxico can keep up easily enough.

mademesmile's picture

How far down the slope before another recession is called? Or is a matter of holding off till November 7th?

TWSceptic's picture

PM just got a major morning wood.

Vegetius's picture

"Bernanke will NEVER be held accountable and, in fact, will be white-washed in the history books now being written as our savior and hero. His bungling will be described as 'courageous and bold', his financial terrorism will be described as having 'saved the US economy from depression', and his followers will feel justifiably assuaged. This will be the TPTB's propaganda coup d'etat at its finest, and its happening right now."

Problem with this outcome for the Elite are two things OIL and FOOD. Price of food will double in the next 12-18 months we can all see the crop problems over the major food exporters and oil should be going down in price in the teeth of a Depression such as the one we are entering, its not, its going up. These are the things that really matter and when people start to get really hungry there will be Blood

crusty curmudgeon's picture

You say that as though food and oil shortages aren't being created by design.  It's hard to rebel against the same authority that's handing out your next meal at the front of a very long line.  Or that owns the house you're living in.

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats. —H.L. Mencken

LawsofPhysics's picture

...wait for it.  Timing is everything.

Seer's picture

"You say that as though food and oil shortages aren't being created by design."

Of course there will be shortages by "design."  This is a fucking finite planet!  We either start killing ourselves (well, that's pretty much heating up now), or we agree to spread the "bounty."   I'm not thinking that the later will happen as that would be "socialist"  (or whatever is supposed to scare people the most); AND, people would STILL overrun the planet's resources: any "solution" is moot because we don't understand what the real question is...

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

Nature understands. It's entropy. It's evolution. Keep growing the most efficient energy-converting mechanisms, life, and keep consuming other life to do so by destroying the lesser-efficient strategies. It's still working and working well.

Spreading the bounty is NOT how we do this.

Reducing the population starting with the least useful is how we do it. When we aren't killing each other in war it's called starvation. Happens all the time. It's arrogant for humans to think that while every other life-form must face it, sometimes even due to us, that we will not face it. We WILL face it.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

it is design - the design is called the real true fact of global warming destroying all crops & moving the rains from the oceans precisely where you DON'T need them - drought one place, monsoon in another and extra humidity in summer.

But as soon as facts get seen the zombies step forth and scream the most horrific lie of all - that there is no global warming - there by demanding suicide for us all.

RSloane's picture

TPTB are way ahead of you. One word - drought. Another two words - Saudi oil. Besides that, oil and food are discretionary items, don't you know. They are not part of  inflationary pressures and will be disregarded. How can TPTB be blamed for an act of nature and the actions of a foreign government[s].

If you find yourself paying almost double for food in the upcoming months [which I think is a realistic possibility], its because -YOU- are not being discretionary enough. Stop buying luxury items like bread and milk. Savers are already being punished. Next up, consumers.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

Actually oil did take a big drop & nat-gas & electricity and uranium are way down compared to recent highs. Gas isn't though because until you're willing to refine it yourself or switch to diesel (and veg oil in a diesel engine) you depend on central planners & their mafia protection-racket.