Economic Indicators For the individual who watches CNN a great deal, the term Economic Indicators well recognized. However, for the individual who chooses not to make CNN a primary station, the term Economic Indicators can be extremely confusing. Economist often use very unlike terms when referring to the fluctuating economy. Economic Indicators happens to be one of the many terms that they use. So, what exactly are Economic Indicators, and what purpose do they serve? In addition to the previous
Economics Indicators Investments The Stock-Trak investment simulation program began on August 30th, which marked the first day that trading was allowed. A total available amount of $300,000 was used for investing. The objective of this assignment is to maximize the value of the portfolio through November 19th, which was the last day of the trading period. I began the process of choosing specific investments for my portfolio by taking an asset allocation questionnaire (appendix I). Since the
Economic growth is measured by the change in real GDP. Real GDP is the total value of all of the goods and services produced in a year, adjusted for inflation. GDP, though not the best indicator of the quality of life, nations with a high GDP correlate to nations with a higher quality of life. The changes in real GDP for 2013 general trend of increasing GDP and hence increasing economic growth. The latest estimate for fourth quarter fiscal year 2013 is 2.4 percent change in GDP. GDP increased in
com/education/economic-indicators/intro Content Additions/Changes • Add “Soft” introduction, as a means to touch on matters to be addressed. • Integrate economic calendar link into “What are Economic Indicators?” paragraph. • List key economic indicators in a bullet point fashion. • Add Changes in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Income/Wages, Consumer Price Index (Inflation), Currency Strength, Corporate Profits, and Balance of Trade to bullet point list. • Change “Economic Indicator Example” to
Economic growth in a city, state, or country is characterized by steady growth in the productive capacity of the economy or a growth of national income (Fernandez- Villaverde, 2001). The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate is most commonly used to measure economic growth because it is a reflection of the total change in a country’s national output (Filardo, 1999). This growth rate is used to predict the direction of an economy. A positive growth rate indicates a positive economy with more
Economic Indicators Economic indicators are various layers of statistics that provide insight and information into how an economy is functioning. An economist might use economic indicators to paint a picture of current economic performance, or make future economic predictions. As a team, we will profile six economic indicators: Consumer Price Index, Capacity Utilization, Unemployment Rate, Producer Price Index, Interest Rate, and Inflation Rate. Historic charts for each indicator are included
Economic Indicators When predicting the future of the economy it is necessary to look at forecasts from several different economic indicators such as Real GDP, unemployment rates, the Consumer Price index, interest rates, Producer Price Index, and oil and fuel prices. It can be helpful to look at more than one forecast as there may be a variety of forecasts with different results or bias. Comparing two forecasts per indicator will give consumers a better idea of upcoming economic conditions.
Economic Indicator Forecast An economic indicator is a statistic of the current status of the economy. This can predict how the economy may perform in the future. Investors and other private or government organizations use this information as a tool to make business decisions. By gathering historical data about the economy and comparing it to current trends, one can compile a snapshot of economic fluctuations. The direction of an indicator may vary according to changes in the economy. The indicator
that he led. This all changed when the Chinese communists entered in 1951. The communist takeover has sent Tibet into a crash course of modernization. Development projects throughout the whole region have been instituted in order to improve economic indicators such as GDP and average household wealth. China utilized Tibet’s natural resources in order to gain wealth and help the Tibetan economy modernize. Today, Tibet is a far different place from fifty years ago. The capital of Lhasa, once a deeply
predict the economic downturn? If investors had looked for the signs, maybe they could have changed their direction of investment. This paper will investigate the characteristics of bonds and see if the bond market has proven to be a safe haven for those who were wise enough to invest in it. When the economy is in a downward trend why should more people invest in bonds? A good investment is a timely investment in which people change direction of their portfolio at the beginning of economic swings.