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Global Macro Trading: Profiting in a New World Economy by Greg Gliner

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Chapter 12Economic Data Releases and Demographics

This chapter begins with an overview of economic indicators and demographics to illuminate the dynamic factors that drive different countries. It will also address important data releases that give both lagging and leading economic information; these can be used for detailed economic research and analysis or short-term trades. The chapter will also address the topic of demographics as they relate to global macro. Demographics are one of the best predictors of success of any country in the long run and one of the least studied fields in global macro. For very long-term trades, understanding the basics of demographics is critical.

Measuring Growth

GDP

A country’s GDP growth is likely the single ...

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