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The Trader's Guide to Key Economic Indicators, 3rd Edition

Book Description

A handy reference to understanding key economic indicators and acting on them

New economic data are reported virtually every trading day. Investors, big and small, have to understand how these reports influence their investments, portfolios, and future sources of income. The third edition of The Trader's Guide to Key Economic Indicators examines the most important economic statistics currently used on Wall Street. In a straightforward and accessible style, it tells you exactly what these reports measure and what they really mean.

Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this reliable resource sheds some much-needed light on theses numbers and data releases and shows you what to look for and how to react to various economic indicators.

  • Covers everything from gross domestic product and employment to consumer confidence and spending

  • Author Richard Yamarone shares his experience as a former trader, academic, and current Wall Street economist

  • Illustrated with instructive graphs and charts that will put you ahead of market curves

Engaging and informative, this book will put you in a better position to make more informed investment decisions, based of some of today's most influential economic indicators.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Series page
  3. Title page
  4. Copyright page
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
    1. The Business Cycle
    2. Indicators and the Markets
    3. How to Use This Book
    4. Who Can Benefit from This Book?
  8. CHAPTER 1 Gross Domestic Product
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. What Does It All Mean?
    4. How to Use What You See
    5. Tricks from the Trenches
  9. CHAPTER 2 Indexes of Leading, Lagging, and Coincident Indicators
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. Lagging Index
    4. What Does It All Mean?
    5. How to Use What You See
    6. Tricks from the Trenches
  10. CHAPTER 3 The Employment Situation
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. What Does It All Mean?
    4. How to Use What You See
    5. Tricks from the Trenches
  11. CHAPTER 4 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. What Does It All Mean?
    4. How to Use What You See
    5. Tricks from the Trenches
  12. CHAPTER 5 Institute for Supply Management Indexes
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. What Does It All Mean?
    4. How to Use What You See
    5. Tricks from the Trenches
  13. CHAPTER 6 Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. What Does It All Mean?
    4. How to Use What You See
    5. Tricks from the Trenches
  14. CHAPTER 7 Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. What Does It All Mean?
    4. How to Use What You See
    5. Tricks from the Trenches
  15. CHAPTER 8 New Residential Construction
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. What Does It All Mean?
    4. How to Use What You See
    5. Tricks from the Trenches
  16. CHAPTER 9 Conference Board Consumer Confidence and University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Indexes
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. What Does It All Mean?
    4. How to Use What You See
    5. Tricks from the Trenches
  17. CHAPTER 10 Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. What Does It All Mean?
    4. How to Use What You See
    5. Tricks from the Trenches
  18. CHAPTER 11 Personal Income and Outlays
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. What Does It All Mean?
    4. How to Use What You See
    5. Tricks from the Trenches
  19. CHAPTER 12 Consumer and Producer Price Indexes
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. What Does It All Mean?
    4. How to Use What You See
    5. Tricks from the Trenches
  20. CHAPTER 13 The Fixed-Income Market
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. What Does It All Mean?
    4. How to Use What You See
    5. Tricks from the Trenches
  21. CHAPTER 14 Commodities
    1. Evolution of an Indicator
    2. Digging for the Data
    3. What Does It All Mean?
    4. How to Use What You See
    5. Tricks from the Trenches
  22. About the Author
  23. Index