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Analysts at TD Securities are looking for US durable goods order to rise by 3.2% on the strength of non-defense aircraft orders, aided by a more moderate 0.7% advance in ex-transport orders (market: 3.0% and 0.5%, respectively), while front-loading of tariff related activity represents an upside risk.

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“The advance goods trade report for June will be released alongside durables and the market expects the deficit to widen to $66.9bn from $64.8bn in May; this report will be scrutinized for any impact from steel/aluminum tariffs but we will not get a granular snapshot of imports until the full report is released in early August.”

“Initial jobless claims round out the calendar and consensus looks for a rebound to 215k.”