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An economic indicator is simply any economic statistic, such as the unemployment rate, GDP, or the inflation rate, which indicate how well the economy is doing and how well the economy is going to do in the future.
Investors use all the information at their disposal to make decisions. If a set of economic indicators suggest that the economy is going to do better or worse in the future than they had previously expected, they may decide to change their investing strategy.
These tend to be the broadest measures of economic performance and include such statistics as:
These statistics cover how strong the labor market is and they include the following:
These statistics cover how much businesses are producing and the level of new construction in the economy:
This category includes both the prices consumers pay as well as the prices businesses pay for raw materials and include:
These measures are all measures of changes in the price level and thus measure inflation. Inflation is procyclical and a coincident economic indicator.
These statistics measure the amount of money in the economy as well as interest rates and include:
These are measures of government spending and government deficits and debts:
Governments generally try to stimulate the economy during recessions and to do so they increase spending without raising taxes. This causes both government spending and government debt to rise during a recession, so they are countercyclical economic indicators. They tend to be coincident to the business cycle.
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