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The Complete Idiot’s Guide® To: Economic Indicators by Mark R. Rogers

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Chapter 1. Economic Indicators: A High Impact on Markets and You

In This Chapter

  • How economic indicators create a lot of action in financial markets

  • The monthly recurrence of economic indicators

  • How to get in the game by tracking economic indicators

  • Tips to help prepare for market reactions

  • The key markets affected by economic indicators

Have you ever watched a World Series baseball game where the pitch count is 3-2, the bases are loaded, and there are two outs? It’s also game seven. Well, that kind of tension is nothing compared to the feeling financial analysts and brokers get two seconds after the employment situation report comes out. There’s more tension before—and action afterward—in the financial markets when a key economic indicator comes out ...

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