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Economic Indicators – An Introduction
Economic indicators move markets. Whether you are an investor, consumer, dealer, broker, saver, or borrower, you will be interested in the future direction of the economy and inflation, the likely response of the central bank to these developments, and the impact on interest rates. Economic indicators enable analysis of economic performance and predictions of future performance.
This course provides an introduction to the use of economic indicators in evaluating the health of the economy. It explains the key jargon, and covers important issues such as the collection and publication of data, the compiling of index numbers, the calculation of growth rates, the use of indicators for comparison purposes, and the secrets and pitfalls in interpreting the indicators.
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Describe what economic indicators are, what they are used for, who publishes them, and who uses them
• Outline the process for the collection, calculation, and publication of economic indicators
• Use some basic numerical techniques for interpreting economic indicators
• Explain the key issues to look for when interpreting economic indicators
Topic 1: Overview of Economic Indicators
• What are Economic Indicators?
• What do Economic Indicators Tell us?
• Who Publishes Economic Indicators?
• Who Uses Economic Indicators?
• Importance of Correctly Interpreting Economic Indicators
Topic 2: Compilation & Publication of Economic Indicators
• Publication Frequency
• Returns & Surveys
• Sampling Inaccuracies
• Times Series
• Volume, Value & Price
• Constant & Current Prices
• Effects of Inflation
• Index Numbers
• Calculating Index Numbers
• Composite Indexes
• Composite Indexes – Example
• Base-Weighted Indexes
• Current or Chain-Weighted Indexes
• Comparison of Base & Chain Weighted Indexes
• Weighting-Wider Applications
• Seasonal Adjustments
• Data Collection
Topic 3: Secrets & Pitfalls in Interpreting Economic Indicators
• Traps with Growth Rates & Percentages
• The Convergence Illusion
Topic 4: Numerical Techniques for Interpreting Economic Indicators
• Percentages & Proportions
• Measuring Changes
• Calculating Annualized Rates
• Adjusting for Inflation
• Making Comparisons
No prior knowledge is assumed for this course.
ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME
Economic Indicators – National Accounts
This course looks at the importance of GDP as an economic indicator for the financial markets. Fundamental concepts and jargon that are key to interpreting national account statistics are explained in detail. The course also describes the general reaction of the various markets to GDP reports.
Other Courses In:
Economic & Technical Analysis
Economic Indicators - National Accounts
Economic Indicators - Business Cycles
Economic Indicators - Inflation & Employment
Technical Analysis - An Overview
Technical Analysis - Charting
Technical Analysis - Tools & Techniques
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