The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities / Edition 2

The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities / Edition 2

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by Bernard Baumohl
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132447290

ISBN-13: 9780132447294

Pub. Date: 08/07/2007

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

Every day, stocks, bonds, and currencies bounce wildly in response to new economic indicators. Money managers obsess over those statistics, because they provide crucial clues about the future of the economy and the financial markets.
Now you can use these indicators to make smarter investment decisions, just like the professionals do.You don't need an economics…  See more details below

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Every day, stocks, bonds, and currencies bounce wildly in response to new economic indicators. Money managers obsess over those statistics, because they provide crucial clues about the future of the economy and the financial markets.
Now you can use these indicators to make smarter investment decisions, just like the professionals do.You don't need an economics degree, or a CPA... just this easy-to-use book.

Former TIME Magazine senior economics reporter Bernard Baumohl has done the impossible: he's made economic indicators fascinating. Using real-world examples and stories,Baumohl illuminates every U.S. and foreign indicator that matters.Where to find them.What they look like. What the insiders know about their track records. And exactly how to interpret them.
Whether you're an investor,broker, portfolio manager, researcher, journalist,or student, you'll find this book indispensable. Nobody can predict the future with certainty. But The Secrets of Economic Indicators will get you as close as humanly possible.

  • What the numbers really mean...
    ...to stocks, bonds, rates, currencies, and you
  • Ahead of the curve: spotting turning points
  • Calling recessions and recoveries in time to profit from them
  • Leading indicators: where's the economy really heading
  • Decoding initial unemployment claims, housing starts, the yield curve, and other predictors
  • Beyond the borders
  • Why foreign indicators are increasingly important-and how to use them
  • Making sense of indicators in conflict
  • What to do when the numbers disagree
  • Finding the data
  • Free web resources for the latest economic data Investments
The fascinating, plain-English guide to economic indicators: what they mean, and how to use them.
Unemployment. Inflation. Consumer confidence. Retail sales... Every morning brings new economic statistics.
* Which economic indicators really matter?
* What do they mean for stocks, bonds, interest rates, currencies...your portfolio?
* How can you use them to make faster, smarter investment decisions?
* Simple, clear, non-technical, friendly, usable...the only book of its kind!
* By former renowned TIME Magazine economics journalist Bernard Baumohl.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132447294
Publisher:
Pearson Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/07/2007
Series:
Wharton School Publishing Paperbacks Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The lock-up1
Ch. 2A beginner's guide : understanding the lingo17
Ch. 3The most influential U.S. economic indicators25
Ch. 4International economic indicators : why are they so important?295
Ch. 5Best Web sites for U.S. economic indicators339
Ch. 6Best Web sites for international economic indictors347

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The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A layman's explanation of economics. Very informative.
markb More than 1 year ago
Bernard Baumbohl's "Economic Indicators" was a welcome addition to my library. Beside's his capsule overviews of various Economic Indicators, he also furnishes brief explanations of how various market players rely, or discount their utility. His information on the origin of these indicators and links for further study were greatly appreciated.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an easy to understand, well written book for anyone...the expert to the novice. It has great websites listed and provides examples of the theory. Also explains how the data was collected, how to interpret it, and use it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have never seen a book on financial/economic indicators that's so comprehensive and easy to read. Great graphics. Really well-written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, a book that makes sense. I had bought books on the economy and about Wall Street before but they were either poorly written or too theoretical. Many turned out to be a waste of time to read. This book however, is far superior and highly readable. I'm half way through it and have already learned more than all the previous books I read combined. This one is a keeper.