Trading the fundamentals: the trader's complete guide to interpreting economic indicators & monetary policy
Explains the significance reliability and market impact of 23 of the most widely followed economic indicators. Most important, the authors explain how each indicator behaves through every phase of the business cycle. This book is both an enjoyable read and enormously valuable reference tool. Specific topics include: Analyzing business conditions; The reliability and limits of each indicator; The relationships between various indicators; Economic indicators and the Fed Policy; Business cycle turning points.
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Understanding Economic Indicators
Business Inventories and Sales
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accounts areas represent business Bounds Series Characteristics business cycle recessions capacity utilization Characteristics Historic Low Commerce Department component customer repo cycle recessions FIGURE cyclical deficit diffusion index discount rate Economic Indicator Information Expansion federal funds rate Federal Reserve Board financial markets forecast Glance Market Significance Gross Domestic Product High Historic High Historic High Standard Historic Low Normal important inflation interest rates inventory labor leading indicator Low Normal High Low Normal Low measures monetary base monetary policy Money Supply monthly Normal Bounds Series Normal High Historic Normal Low Normal Observations Period Average open market operations payroll employment Period Average Recession policy change Price Index producer price index Purchasing Managers real GDP recovery represent business cycle repurchase agreements retail sales sector Series Characteristics Historic Shaded areas represent Share of Total Standard Deviation Share survey system repos Total Observations Period trade Treasury Typical Release U.S. dollar volatile