Using Economic Indicators to Improve Investment Analysis

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 10, 2006 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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"A virtual bible of how economic indicators are constructed and used. Important tidbits of history are mixed with present-day nuances to explain why we should care about all the economic indicators."
?Allen Grommet, Senior Economist, Cambridge Consumer Credit Index

"This book is an indispensable resource for anyone that wants a practical understanding of the economy and how it is measured. The information is clear, concise, and will help investors at all levels leverage the vast amount of economic data available."
?Jesse Harriott, PhD, Vice President of Research, Monster Worldwide, Inc.

This updated guide to economic indicators -- what they are and what they really mean -- covers all major economic indicators, from GDP to the consumer price index. You'll not only learn what key economic measurements are and how to read and interpret them, you'll discover how to use them to make better, more-informed financial, trading, and investing decisions.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Cycles Markets and Participants
1
Chapter 2 National Income and Product Accounts
23
Chapter 3 The Consumer Sector
53
Chapter 4 Investment Spending
87
Chapter 5 The Foreign Sector
115
Chapter 6 The Government Sector
129
Chapter 7 Inflation
135
Chapter 8 The Labor Market
175
Chapter 11 The Treasury
261
Chapter 12 Making Strategic Investment Decisions
279
Appendix A Sources of Information
303
Appendix B Economic Indicator Releases by Statistical Agency
309
Notes
313
Bibliography
319
About the Author
329
Index
331

Chapter 9 Other Measures of Production
201
Chapter 10 The Federal Reserve System
227

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EVELINA M. TAINER is Chief Economist at Econoday, a California-based firm that specializes in providing economic information to corporate and individual investment clients. Previously chief economist at Carr Futures and president of Simply Economics, Tainer has taught economics and finance at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University, and other Chicago-area universities. She has written about economics and finance for numerous national magazines and newspapers.

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