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Economic Indicators (United States)

What the Federal Reserve does with monetary policy affects the US consumer, which in turn determines how fast the overall economy grows. This course explains the key leading and lagging indicators intended to illuminate the health of the world’s largest economy and teach the student how to better understand events that in turn influence financial markets. The information economic indicators provide can help investors make informed decisions about their investments. Some indicators include building permits, purchasing managers’ index for manufacturing and employment.

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