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Author Constable, Simon, 1968-
Title The Wall Street journal guide to the 50 economic indicators that really matter : from Big Macs to "zombie banks," the indicators smart investors watch to beat the market / Simon Constable and Robert E. Wright.
Imprint New York : Harper Business, c2011.
Edition 1st ed.
Book Jacket
 9th Floor of the Library  HG 4529.5 C658 2011    DUE 20-02-09
Descript. xx, 282 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-280).
Subject Portfolio management.
Economic indicators.
Business forecasting.
Alt Author Wright, Robert E.
Alt Title Guide to the 50 economic indicators that really matter.
ISBN 9780062001382
Table of Contents
1.Automobile Sales3
2.Chain Store Sales8
3.Consumer Sentiment13
4.Existing Home Sales18
5.Underemployment or Slack23
6.Book-to-Bill Ratio31
7.Copper Price36
8.Durable Goods Orders41
9.Housing Permits and Starts46
10.Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization51
11.Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Survey56
12.Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Survey61
13.JoC-ECRI Industrial Price Index66
14.London Metal Exchange Inventories71
15.Personal Savings Rate76
16.Unit Labor Costs81
17.Federal Government Budget Deficits and the National Debt89
18.Baltic Dry Index97
19.Big Mac Index102
20.Current Account Deficit108
21.Oil Inventories113
22.Tankan Survey118
23.TIC Data123
24.Beige Book131
25.Crack Spread136
26.Credit Availability Oscillator141
27.Federal Funds Rate146
28.Fertility Rates150
29.Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per Capita156
31.M2 Money Supply166
32.New Home Sales171
33.Philadelphia Fed: The Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti Business Conditions Index176
34.Philadelphia Fed: Business Outlook Survey181
35.Real Interest Rates186
36.Short Interest191
37.Russell 2000196
38.Weekly Leading Index201
39.Yield Curve206
40.GDP Deflator213
41.Gold Price218
42.Misery Index223
43.Producer Price Index227
44.Retail Investment Activity231
45.Credit Spreads: The Risk Structure of Interest Rates235
46.Ted Spread241
47.Texas "Zombie Bank" Ratio246
48.TIPS Spread250
49.CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)255
50.VIXEN Index260
 Conclusion: Putting It All Together265
 Appendix: Useful Economic Indicators Websites275
 Selected Bibliography279

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