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Friday, 19 November 2010

Top 10 Economic Indicators

He is a list of the the top 10 economic indicators that according to have the most significance based on there potential to move equity markets and impact investors decisions.

  1. Employment Situation Report - Currently at 9.6%
  2. ISM Manufacturing Index - Currently at 56.9 (any reading above 50 indicates expansion, below 50 indicates contraction)
  3. Weekly Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance - Currently at 439,000
  4. Consumer Price Index - Currently at 1.2%
  5. Producer Price Index - Currrently at 0.4%
  6. Retail Sales - Currently at $373.1bn
  7. Disposable Personal Income - Currently at $11.37trn
  8. Personal Consumption Expenditure - Currently at $10.37trn -
  9. Durable Goods Report - Currently at $199.2bn
  10. GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Currently at 2.0%
Original Ariticle can be found at

A book that I can personally recommend is The Trader's Guide to Key Economic Indicators by Richard Yamarone, which details how each report influences the markets, their importance and crucially how to stay ahead of the curve.

Also you can keep a track of what report is due to be released and when at:

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