Trading the Fundamentals: The Trader's Guide to Interpreting Economic Indicators and Monetary Policy, Revised Edition

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When released, economic indicators and policy statements often have a volatile "trigger" effect on financial markets. Traders with a detailed understanding of these indicators - and how markets react to their announcement - will consistently stay one step ahead of significant market moves. With over 100 tables and nearly 50 charts, Trading the Fundamentals shows you how indicators interrelate with each other and affect the markets. This detailed reference provides the keys so you can instantly interpret economic ...
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Overview

When released, economic indicators and policy statements often have a volatile "trigger" effect on financial markets. Traders with a detailed understanding of these indicators - and how markets react to their announcement - will consistently stay one step ahead of significant market moves. With over 100 tables and nearly 50 charts, Trading the Fundamentals shows you how indicators interrelate with each other and affect the markets. This detailed reference provides the keys so you can instantly interpret economic reports, and act when the numbers are released without waiting for expert analysis. Trading the Fundamentals, Revised Edition, gives you an in-depth understanding of every important economic report - with dozens of website addresses to get that information first - that gives you a trading advantage in today's unpredictable financial markets.
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Explains each important economic indicator and how it has affected past markets, allowing traders to understand how economic indicators and policy statements influence financial markets. Shows how to profit from different but predictable stock and bond market reactions, and provides customized tables in each chapter to show each indicator's vital data and market significance. This revised edition lists dozens of Web sites and reflects todays global business environment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786311002
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.17 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Sect. 1 Analyzing Business Conditions 1
1 More Than a Numbers Game 3
2 Business Inventories 19
3 Car and Truck Sales 25
4 Construction Expenditures 31
5 Consumer Confidence Measures 35
6 Consumer Credit 43
7 Consumer Price Index 49
8 Cyclical Indicators 61
9 Durable Goods Orders and Shipments 67
10 Employment 73
11 Employment Cost Index 103
12 Federal Budget 109
13 Gross Domestic Product 115
14 Home Sales: New One-Family and Existing 133
15 Housing Starts and Building Permits 139
16 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization 145
17 International Trade of Goods and Services 155
18 Manufacturing Orders, Inventories, and Shipments 163
19 NAPM Purchasing Managers' Index 169
20 Personal Income and Consumption 187
21 Producer Price Index 197
22 Productivity and Costs 205
23 Retail Sales 211
24 Unemployment Insurance Claims 221
Sect. 2 The Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury 227
25 Overview 229
26 The Monetary Aggregates 231
27 Monetary Policy: The Decision-Making Process 243
28 Open Market Operations: Reserves and the Banking System 251
29 U.S. Treasury Financing 263
Index 271
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