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Author Baumohl, Bernard.
Title The secrets of economic indicators : hidden clues to future economic trends and investment opportunities / Bernard Baumohl.
Imprint Upper Saddle River, N.J. : FT Press, c2013.
Edition 3rd ed.
Book Jacket
 9th Floor of the Library  HB 3730 B38 2013    IN LIBRARY
Descript. xxv, 468 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Economic forecasting.
Economic indicators.
Business forecasting.
ISBN 0132932075
Table of Contents
 What's New in the Third Edition?xvii
ch. 1 The Lock-Up1
 U.S. Economic Indicators6
 International Economic Indicators14
ch. 2 A Beginner's Guide: Understanding the Lingo19
 Annual Rates19
 Business Cycle20
 Consensus Surveys22
 Moving Average23
 Nominal Dollars Versus Real Dollars (Also Known as Current Dollars Versus Constant Dollars)24
 Revisions and Benchmarks24
 Seasonal Adjustments25
 The Great Recession of 2008-200927
ch. 3 The Most Influential U.S. Economic Indicators31
 Employment Situation31
 Job Openings and Labor Turnover49
 Weekly Claims for Unemployment Insurance55
 Help-Wanted Online Advertising59
 Corporate Layoff and Hiring Announcements64
 Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS)70
 ADP National Employment Report75
 Consumer Spending and Confidence 
 Personal Income and Spending82
 Retail Sales93
 E-Commerce Retail Sales99
 Weekly Chain Store Sales Reports102
 Consumer Credit Outstanding107
 Consumer Confidence Index112
 Survey of Consumer Sentiment117
 Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index120
 Google Insights123
 Las Vegas Gaming Revenues126
 National Output and Inventories 
 Gross Domestic Product (GDP)130
 Durable Goods Orders148
 Factory Orders155
 Business Inventories162
 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization170
 Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Survey181
 Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Business Survey188
 Chicago Purchasing Managers Index (Business Barometer)191
 Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI)196
 Housing and Construction 
 Housing Starts and Building Permits204
 Existing Home Sales210
 New Home Sales217
 Housing Market Index: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)223
 Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey and the National Delinquency Survey227
 Construction Spending232
 The Federal Reserve 
 Regional Federal Reserve Bank Reports235
 Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Empire State Manufacturing Survey236
 Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia: Business Outlook Survey242
 Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City: Manufacturing Survey of the 10th District246
 Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: Manufacturing Activity in the Fifth District249
 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago: National Activity Index (CFNAI)252
 The Federal Reserve Board's Beige Book255
 The Federal Open Market Committee Statement260
 Foreign Trade 
 International Trade in Goods and Services269
 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) System296
 Prices, Productivity, and Wages 
 Consumer Price Index (CPI)305
 Producer Price Index (PPI)317
 Employment Cost Index323
 Import and Export Prices328
 Productivity and Costs335
 Employer Costs for Employee Compensation342
 Real Earnings346
 Yield Curve349
 Other Noteworthy U.S. Economic Indicators 
 Credit Manager's Index355
 Small Business Economic Trends356
 Cass Freight Index357
 Weekly Railroad Traffic (freight)358
 Architecture Billings Index359
 S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index360
ch. 4 International Economic Indicators: Why Are They So Important?361
 German Industrial Production364
 German IFO Business Climate Index366
 German Consumer Price Index (CPI)368
 ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment371
 Japan Industrial Production373
 Japan's Tankan Survey378
 Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) by Country and Region384
 OECD Composite Leading Indicators (CLI)393
 China Industrial Production396
 India: Industrial Production and Inflation403
 Brazil's Industrial Production and the IBC-Br Economic Activity Index410
 Canada: International Merchandise Trade, Composite Leading Indicators, Ivey Purchasing Managers Index416
 Australia: Consumer Prices, Retail Trade, International Trade422
ch. 5 Best Web Sites for U.S. Economic Indicators429
 Schedule of Releases429
 Economic News429
 Free Mobile Phone Apps on the Economy429
 The U.S. Economy430
 Consumer Behavior431
 Employment Conditions432
 Home Sales and Construction Activity433
 International Trade433
 Inflation Pressures434
 Federal Reserve Reports434
 The Federal Budget435
 Interest Rates435
 Money and Credit436
 U.S. Dollar436
 One-Stop Shopping for Economic Statistics436
 Other Useful Economic Sources on the Web437
 Unconventional Economic Indicators437
ch. 6 Best Web Sites for International Economic Indicators439
 Calendar of Releases for Foreign Economic Data439
 Sources of Global Economic News439
 Economic Statistics from Other Countries439
 Best Megasites for International Economic Statistics444

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