Using Economic Indicators to Improve Investment Analysis / Edition 3

Using Economic Indicators to Improve Investment Analysis / Edition 3

by Evelina M. Tainer
ISBN-10:
0471740969
ISBN-13:
9780471740964
Pub. Date:
03/10/2006
Publisher:
Wiley

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Overview

Using Economic Indicators to Improve Investment Analysis / Edition 3

"A virtual bible of how economic indicators are constructed andused. Important tidbits of history are mixed with present-daynuances to explain why we should care about all the economicindicators."
'Allen Grommet, Senior Economist, Cambridge Consumer Credit Index

"This book is an indispensable resource for anyone that wants apractical understanding of the economy and how it is measured. Theinformation is clear, concise, and will help investors at alllevels leverage the vast amount of economic data available."
Jesse Harriott, PhD, Vice President of Research, MonsterWorldwide, Inc.

This updated guide to economic indicators — what they are andwhat they really mean — covers all major economic indicators, fromGDP to the consumer price index. You'll not only learn what keyeconomic measurements are and how to read and interpret them,you'll discover how to use them to make better, more-informedfinancial, trading, and investing decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471740964
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/10/2006
Series: Wiley Finance Series , #315
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.21(d)

About the Author

EVELINA M. TAINER is Chief Economist at Econoday, a California-based firm that specializes in providing economic information to corporate and individual investment clients. Previously chief economist at Carr Futures and president of Simply Economics, Tainer has taught economics and finance at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University, and other Chicago-area universities. She has written about economics and finance for numerous national magazines and newspapers.

Table of Contents

Illustrations v

Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii

CHAPTER 1 Cycles, Markets, and Participants 1

CHAPTER 2 National Income and Product Accounts 23

CHAPTER 3 The Consumer Sector 53

CHAPTER 4 Investment Spending 87

CHAPTER 5 The Foreign Sector 115

CHAPTER 6 The Government Sector 129

CHAPTER 7 Inflation 135

CHAPTER 8 The Labor Market 175

CHAPTER 9 Other Measures of Production 201

CHAPTER 10 The Federal Reserve System 227

CHAPTER 11 The Treasury 261

CHAPTER 12 Making Strategic Investment Decisions 279

Appendix A Sources of Information 303

Appendix B Economic Indicator Releases by Statistical Agency 309

Notes 313

Bibliography 319

About the Author 329

Index 331

What People are Saying About This

Maureen Maguire

Evelina Tainer has created the ultimate guidebook for market watchers and investors. I never keep it more than an arm's-length away. I also encourage my students to read the book, as it provides an invaluable link between economic theory and its application to the real world.

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