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9780131455016

Secrets of Economic Indicators, The: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131455016

  • ISBN 10:

    013145501X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 01/01/2005
  • Publisher: Wharton School Publishing
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

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. Nowyoucan 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. FormerTIMEMagazine senior economics reporter Bernard Baumohl has done the impossible: he's made economic indicatorsfascinating. 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. Andexactlyhow 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. ButThe Secrets of Economic Indicatorswill get you as close as humanly possible. What the numbersreallymean... ...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 economyreallyheading 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 "This is the most up-to-date guide to economic indicators and their importance to financial markets in print. For anyone trying to follow the economic data, this should be next to yourcomputer so that you can understand and find the data on the Internet." David Wyss, Chief Economist, Standard and Poor's "I find Baumohl's writing fascinating. Just about anyone who's serious about understanding which way the economy is headed will want to read this book. It could be a classic." Harry Domash, Columnist for MSN Money and Publisher, Winning Investing Newsletter "Every business person or investor should keep a copy of Baumohl's book close-at-hand. It is great, at long last, to have someone who has eliminated what may have been so perplexing to so many and to have done so with such remarkable clarity." Hugh Johnson, Chief Investment Officer, First Albany "Bernie Baumohl has written a "must read" educational and reference book that every individual investor will find indispensable for watching, monitoring, and interpreting the markets." Allen Sinai, President and Chief Global Economist, Decision Economics, Inc. "Baumohl has a gift for taking a complicated subject and allowing it to read like a fast-moving novel. I recommend this book if you care about your future finances." Morris E. Lasky, CEO, Lodging Unlimited, Inc.-

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