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TitleThe secrets of economic indicators : hidden clues to future economic trends and investment opportunities
Author Bernard Baumohl
Imprint Upper Saddle River, NJ : FT Press, c2013
Edition 3rd ed.
Descript xxv, 468 p. : ill., charts ; 24 cm

SUMMARY

Examines economic indicators, providing insight into what they really mean, and looks at new markers, including those that monitor web searches, small business plans, and gambling


CONTENT

Chapter 1 The Lock-Up 1 -- U.S. Economic Indicators 6 -- International Economic Indicators 14 -- Chapter 2 A Beginner's Guide: Understanding the Lingo 19 -- Annual Rates 19 -- Business Cycle 20 -- Consensus Surveys 22 -- Moving Average 23 -- Nominal Dollars Versus Real Dollars (Also Known as Current Dollars Versus Constant Dollars) 24 -- Revisions and Benchmarks 24 -- Seasonal Adjustments 25 -- The Great Recession of 2008-2009 27 -- Chapter 3 The Most Influential U.S. Economic Indicators 31 -- Employment -- Employment Situation 31 -- Job Openings and Labor Turnover 49 -- Weekly Claims for Unemployment Insurance 55 -- Help-Wanted Online Advertising 59 -- Corporate Layoff and Hiring Announcements 64 -- Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) 70 -- ADP National Employment Report 75 -- Consumer Spending and Confidence -- Personal Income and Spending 82 -- Retail Sales 93 -- E-Commerce Retail Sales 99 -- Weekly Chain Store Sales Reports 102 -- Consumer Credit Outstanding 107 -- Consumer Confidence Index 112 -- Survey of Consumer Sentiment 117 -- Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index 120 -- Google Insights 123 -- Las Vegas Gaming Revenues 126 -- National Output and Inventories -- Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 130 -- Durable Goods Orders 148 -- Factory Orders 155 -- Business Inventories 162 -- Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization 170 -- Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Survey 181 -- Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Business Survey 188 -- Chicago Purchasing Managers Index (Business Barometer) 191 -- Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI) 196 -- Housing and Construction -- Housing Starts and Building Permits 204 -- Existing Home Sales 210 -- New Home Sales 217 -- Housing Market Index: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 223 -- Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey and the National Delinquency Survey 227 -- Construction Spending 232 -- The Federal Reserve -- Regional Federal Reserve Bank Reports 235 -- Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Empire State Manufacturing Survey 236 -- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia: Business Outlook Survey 242 -- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City: Manufacturing Survey of the 10th District 246 -- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: Manufacturing Activity in the Fifth District 249 -- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago: National Activity Index (CFNAI) 252 -- The Federal Reserve Board's Beige Book 255 -- The Federal Open Market Committee Statement 260 -- Foreign Trade -- International Trade in Goods and Services 269 -- Current Account Balance (U.S. International Transactions) 283 -- Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States (Federal Reserve Board) 291 -- Treasury International Capital (TIC) System 296 -- Prices, Productivity, and Wages -- Consumer Price Index (CPI) 305 -- Producer Price Index (PPI) 317 -- Employment Cost Index 323 -- Import and Export Prices 328 -- Productivity and Costs 335 -- Employer Costs for Employee Compensation 342 -- Real Earnings 346 -- Yield Curve 349 -- Other Noteworthy U.S. Economic Indicators -- Credit Manager's Index 355 -- Small Business Economic Trends 356 -- Cass Freight Index 357 -- Weekly Railroad Traffic (freight) 358 -- Architecture Billings Index 359 -- S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index 360 -- Chapter 4 International Economic Indicators: Why Are They So Important? 361 -- German Industrial Production 364 -- German TFO Business Climate Index 366 -- German Consumer Price Index (CPI) 368 -- ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment 371 -- Japan Industrial Production 373 -- Japan's Tankan Survey 378 -- Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) by Country and Region 384 -- OECD Composite Leading Indicators (CLI) 393 -- China Industrial Production 396 -- India: Industrial Production and Inflation 403 -- Brazil's Industrial Production and the DBC-Br Economic Activity Index 410 -- Canada: International Merchandise Trade, Composite Leading Indicators, Ivey Purchasing Managers Index 416 -- Australia: Consumer Prices, Retail Trade, International Trade 422 -- Chapter 5 Best Web Sites for U.S. Economic Indicators 429 -- Schedule of Releases 429 -- Economic News 429 -- Free Mobile Phone Apps on the Economy 429 -- The U.S. Economy 430 -- Consumer Behavior 431 -- Employment Conditions 432 -- Home Sales and Construction Activity 433 -- International Trade 433 -- Inflation Pressures 434 -- Federal Reserve Reports 434 -- The Federal Budget 435 -- Interest Rates 435 -- Money and Credit 436 -- U.S. Dollar 436 -- One-Stop Shopping for Economic Statistics 436 -- Other Useful Economic Sources on the Web 437 -- Unconventional Economic Indicators 437 -- Chapter 6 Best Web Sites for International Economic Indicators 439 -- Calendar of Releases for Foreign Economic Data 439 -- Sources of Global Economic News 439 -- Economic Statistics from Other Countries 439 -- Best Megasites for International Economic Statistics 444


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