Factory Orders Scream Recession, Drop 6% From Year Ago In Sixth Consecutive Drop

Following this morning's disappointing tumble in ISM New York (with 5 of the 6 components plunging), Factory Orders tumbled 0.4% MoM in April (against expectations of a modest 0.1% decline). This comes after March's exuberance-inspiring upwardly revised 2.2% MoM surge (which ended a 7 month streak of MoM drops). Down 6.4% against 2014, this is the 6th month in a row of YoY declines in Factory Orders - something not seen previously outside of a recession. Stocks love this terrible news (for now).

Here's what we said going in...

And sure enough, it was dismal....

 

Recession?

 

On a MoM basis, the picture is even worse...  9 misses in the last 10 months... 8 negative prints in the last 9 months

Charts: Bloomberg