Forex Dictionary

Durable Goods Orders

Durable Goods Orders

Measures the total value of new purchase orders placed with domestic manufacturers for hard goods with a life expectancy of more than 3 years, such as automobiles, computers, appliances, and airplanes. A rising trend has a positive effect on the nation's currency because an increased level of purchase orders signals that manufacturers will be busy in the months to come as they work to fill the orders. Traders watch this indicator closely because of it's predictive abilities.