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The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter: From Big Macs to "Zombie Banks," the Indicators Smart Investors Watch to Beat the Market

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The Wall Street Journal Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators that Really Matter is a must-have guide for investors. Dow Jones columnist Simon Constable and respected financial historian Robert E. Wright offer valuable tips and insight to help investors forecast and exploit sea changes in the global macroeconomic climate. Unlike other investment handbooks, Constable and Wrig ...more
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Published May 3rd 2011 by HarperBusiness
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Shawn
Sep 27, 2011 Shawn rated it really liked it
For those that follow Bureau of Labor Statics like folks follow sports, Constable's book is definitely a must-have. Bought it on my Kindle the very day Constable shamelessly hawked it on John Batchelor's radio show! Econometric reporting is a bit like medical diagnostics. For folks with diabetes, my doctor said the only part of the body where blood vessels can be observed for damage without the use of x-rays or MRIs was in the eyes. So now I understand why some market watchers are so interested ...more
Chris G. Murphy
Feb 28, 2016 Chris G. Murphy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good reference on key indicators to pay attention too as a intermediate to long term investor

Authors give a good introduction to various measures to pay attention to in each are of the GDP calculation. This is a good guide for the novice to intermediate investor that wants to learn more about what to look for and how to possibly use this information in your investment decisions. Should start you on the path to the "art" of forecasting and hopefully prevent being on the wrong side of the business
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Vadim
Aug 22, 2014 Vadim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Короткая и ясная книга для тех, кому хочется понимать рыночные индикаторы и принимать решения на их основе. Достоинствами книги является ясная структура (по разделу на каждый компонент ВВП), последовательный подход к описанию индикаторов и наличие неожиданных показателей (много красивых официанток в забегаловках -- не к добру). К сожалению, многие из 50 показателей не очень полезны для российских читателей.
Bharath
Mar 29, 2013 Bharath rated it liked it
It is a good book that gives a brief overview on each indicator listed in the book followed by some information about the same. A few indicators are rare ones but most of them are in fact followed by many not just smart investors. I like the book to some extent but the indicators briefed by the authors are like "hey here is an indicator, this is what it looks at, this is what an investor says about it and these are the brief points about the indicator".
Basil Keilani
Apr 28, 2013 Basil Keilani rated it really liked it
This is a book I need to read again. It helped me better understand what to look for when listening to the news when it comes to economics. I had somewhat of an idea, but I know a lot more about the subject. It's something I must re-read.

Linda
Apr 09, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: finance
A useful list of what various economic indicators mean with an overview of why they mean that - and, not unsurprisingly, where to find them on the Wall Street Journal website. It isn't an in-depth analysis, but it is good information to be aware of.
Reid
May 07, 2012 Reid rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-street
If you don't mind the constant plugs for the WSJ and its associated web pages for EVERY damned entry, this book is a useful precis for those interested in seeing what economic announcements mean for the price of beans...or oil... or coffee, etc.
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