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

ISBN-10: 0132932075
ISBN-13: 9780132932073
Edition: 3rd 2013
Authors: Bernard Baumohl
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wharton School Publishing
Publication date: 7/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

For years, investors, business strategists, and policymakers worldwide have turned to one book to help them translate the massive flow of economic data into knowledge for intelligent decision-making.The Wall Street Journalcalled this book "…the real deal," saying it "miraculously breathes life into economic indicators and statistics." That book is Bernie Baumohl’s classic best-sellerThe Secrets of Economic Indicators. Now, in a brand-new Third Edition, Baumohl has thoroughly updated his classic to reflect the latest US and foreign economic indicators, and brand-new insights into what all of today’s leading indicators mean. Baumohl introduces dozens of new, forward-looking economic markers, including those that monitor small business plans, freight traffic shifts, web searches, and even gambling. He also presents several real-time foreign indicators for anticipating swings in European and Asian economies. He explains what’s happened to the global and domestic U.S. economy in recent years, showing how financial crises impact investments, strategy, and economic indicators. New graphics more clearly illuminate how key indicators impact interest rates, bond and stock prices, and currency values; and hundreds of websites containing US and global economic indicators have been updated. This classic book has long been considered an invaluable resource by professionals who need to understand the true meaning of the latest economic trends. With this new edition, Bernie Baumohl has made it even more useful.

What's New in the Third Edition?
Preface
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 Great Recession of 2008-2009
The Most Influential U.S. Economic Indicators
Employment
Employment Situation
Job Openings and Labor Turnover
Weekly Claims for Unemployment Insurance
Help-Wanted Online Advertising
Corporate Layoff and Hiring 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 Reports
Consumer Credit Outstanding
Consumer Confidence Index
Survey of Consumer Sentiment
Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index
Google Insights
Las Vegas Gaming Revenues
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 in the Fifth District
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago: National Activity Index (CFNAI)
The Federal Reserve Board's Beige Book
The Federal Open Market Committee Statement
Foreign Trade
International Trade in Goods and Services
Current Account Balance (U.S. International Transactions)
Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States (Federal Reserve Board)
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
Other Noteworthy U.S. Economic Indicators
Credit Manager's Index
Small Business Economic Trends
Cass Freight Index
Weekly Railroad Traffic (freight)
Architecture Billings Index
S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index
International Economic Indicators: Why Are They So Important?
German Industrial Production
German TFO Business Climate Index
German Consumer Price Index (CPI)
ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
Japan Industrial Production
Japan's Tankan Survey
Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) by Country and Region
OECD Composite Leading Indicators (CLI)
China Industrial Production
India: Industrial Production and Inflation
Brazil's Industrial Production and the DBC-Br Economic Activity Index
Canada: International Merchandise Trade, Composite Leading Indicators, Ivey Purchasing Managers Index
Australia: Consumer Prices, Retail Trade, International Trade
Best Web Sites for U.S. Economic Indicators
Schedule of Releases
Economic News
Free Mobile Phone Apps on the Economy
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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