(From The Jacket) – Investing without understanding the economy is like planning a beach trip without checking the forecast. Bad weather can wreak havoc with a vacation, just as putting money into the markets when economic conditions are unfavorable can destroy plans for a comfortable retirement, a new house, or a child’s college education.
This book hones in on the dozen most important economic statistics observed on Wall Street today and in a clear and concise voice tells you exactly what these important reports measure and what they really mean.
Written from the combined perspective of a former trader, academic, and current Wall Street economist, “The Trader’s Guide To Key Economic Indicators” will lead you through the nuances and the nitty gritty behind the numbers and data releases. You don’t need to manage millions or billions of dollars to benefit–with this book as a reference, you can start making better decisions and form a sound investment strategy.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Chapter 1 – Gross Domestic Product
- Chapter 2 – Indexes of Leading, Lagging, and Coincident Indicators
- Chapter 3 – The Employment Situation
- Chapter 4 – Industrial Production And Capacity Utilization
- Chapter 5 – Substitute For Supply Management Indexes
- Chapter 6 – Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, And Orders
- Chapter 7 – Manufacturing And Trade Inventories And Sales
- Chapter 8 – New Residential Construction
- Chapter 9 – Conference Board Consumer Confidence And University Of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Indexes
- Chapter 10 – Advance Monthly Sales For Retail And Food Services
- Chapter 11 – Personal Income And Outlays
- Chapter 12 – Consumer And Producer Price Indexes
- Chapter 13 – The Fixed-Income Market
- Chapter 14 – Commodities