Secrets of Economic Indicators Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities

ISBN-10: 013145501X
ISBN-13: 9780131455016
Edition: 2005
Authors: Bernard Baumohl
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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wharton School Publishing
Publication date: 9/3/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Every day, stocks, bonds and currencies bounce around wildly in response toeconomic indicators like these. They're monitored obsessively by the world'sleading money managers. Why? Because they provide crucial, subtle clues aboutthe future of the market -- and of individual investments. Now you can profitfrom these indicators just like the professionals do. You don't need aneconomics degree, or a CPA -- just this easy-to-read book. In plain English,renowned economic journalist Bernard Baumohl helps you find the numbers,understand their deepest meanings, and use your knowledge to make fast,smart investment decisions. For each key indicator, Baumohl presents a samplerelease, insider's information on the indicator's track record, and step-by-stepinstructions for decoding it. Baumohl covers both US indicators and theforeign indicators that are becoming increasingly important to investors. Heanswers key questions like: Which indicators are most likely to affect mypersonal investments or business? How does each indicator affect interest ratesand bond prices? Stock prices? The value of the dollar? And what can thesereports tell me where the economy's really heading?

About the Author
What's New in the Second Edition?
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Lock-Up
U.S. Economic Indicators
International Economic Indicators
A Beginner's Guide: Understanding the Lingo
Annual Rates
Business Cycle
Consensus Surveys
Moving Average
Nominal Dollars Versus Real Dollars (Also Known as Current Dollars Versus Constant Dollars)
Revisions and Benchmarks
Seasonal Adjustments
The Most Influential U.S. Economic Indicators
Employment
Employment Situation
Weekly Claims for Unemployment Insurance
Help-Wanted Advertising Index
Corporate Layoff Announcements
Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS)
ADP National Employment Report
Consumer Spending and Confidence
Personal Income and Spending
Retail Sales
E-Commerce Retail Sales
Weekly Chain-Store Sales
Consumer Credit Outstanding
Consumer Confidence Index (Conference Board)
Survey of Consumer Sentiment (University of Michigan)
ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index
UBS/Gallup Index of Investor Optimism
National Output and Inventories
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Durable Goods Orders
Factory Orders
Business Inventories
Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization
Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Survey
Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Business Survey
Chicago Purchasing Managers Index (Business Barometer)
Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI)
Housing and Construction
Housing Starts and Building Permits
Existing Home Sales
New Home Sales
Housing Market Index: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey and the National Delinquency Survey
Construction Spending
The Federal Reserve
Regional Federal Reserve Bank Reports
Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Empire State Manufacturing Survey
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia: Business Outlook Survey
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City: Manufacturing Survey of the 10th District
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: Manufacturing Activity for the Fifth District
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago: National Activity Index (CFNAI)
The Federal Reserve Board's Beige Book
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Statement
Foreign Trade
International Trade in Goods and Services
Current Account Balance (Summary of International Transactions)
Treasury International Capital (TIC) System
Prices, Productivity, and Wages
Consumer Price Index (CPI)
Producer Price Index (PPI)
Employment Cost Index
Import and Export Prices
Productivity and Costs
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation
Real Earnings
Yield Curve
International Economic Indicators: Why Are They So Important?
German Industrial Production
German IFO Business Survey
German Consumer Price Index (CPI)
Japan's Tankan Survey
Japan Industrial Production
Eurozone: Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)
Global: Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index
OECD Composite Leading Indicators (CLI)
China Industrial Production
India: GDP and Wholesale Price Index
Brazil Industrial Production
Best Web Sites for U.S. Economic Indicators
Schedule of Releases
Economic News
The U.S. Economy
Consumer Behavior
Employment Conditions
Home Sales and Construction Activity
International Trade
Inflation Pressures
Federal Reserve Reports
The Federal Budget
Interest Rates
Money and Credit
U.S. Dollar
One-Stop Shopping for Economic Statistics
Other Useful Economic Sources on the Web
Unconventional Economic Indicators
Best Web Sites for International Economic Indicators
Calendar of Releases for Foreign Economic Data
Sources of Global Economic News
Economic Statistics from Other Countries
Best Megasites for International Economic Statistics
Index

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