Investor Glossary-durable goodsInvestor Glossary-durable goodsInvestor Glossary-durable goodsInvestor Glossary-durable goodsInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Durable Goods

The HTML to link to this page
 

In US macroeconomic statistics, durable goods are arbitrarily defined as goods expected to last at least three years. Other goods are called non-durable goods. Durable goods are often subcategorized. Durable goods made for the consumer are called consumer durables. The emphasis on durable goods and consumer durables in economic statistics is founded in purchasing behavior. Spending on durable goods tends to increase during an upswing in the economic cycle. Companies tend to replace old capital equipment when profits are high; consumers tend to replace more major household items when consumer confidence and household incomes are high. Accordingly, manufacturers of durable goods tend to be cyclical companies. Changes in aggregate spending on various durable goods categories are meaningful barometers of economic conditions.



Rate this durable goods definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: inflation, EBITDA, average price per share, current ratio, FTSE, 1035 exchange, LIBOR, annual return, deferred revenue, option premium, 401a, command economy, open position, real GDP, implied volatility, in escrow, quality assurance, cancelled check, dividends payable, covered put, stock split, 1031 exchange, class C shares, required rate of return, ex-dividend, limit order, risk management, Zero Cost Collar, reverse mortgage, minority interest, VIX, deferred tax, Key Rate Duration, margin rate, wholly-owned subsidiary, APR, 144a, diluted share, stock market close, FICO score, ex-dividend date, phantom income, per diem, debt service coverage, balance sheet, retained earnings, irrevocable trust, labor relations, liquidity ratio


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Home | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use