April 27, 2017
Once again aircraft orders held up the durable goods report which otherwise was weak. Shipments of capital goods did show some strength but not related orders which could only post another small gain. The Dow, ending at 20,981, posted a fractional gain on the day as did the dollar index at 99.10. The still looming risk of a government shutdown over the weekend is not rattling the bond market which held little changed on the day.