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

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Part 1. Economic Indicators and You

The first part of this book introduces you to what economic indicators are and how they create so much excitement in the financial markets. You see so much of the economy around you every day, but now you’ll see how economic indicators capture that information and become part of the world of economists, investors, traders in the financial markets, policymakers—and now, you!

There are rhymes and reasons to the apparent madness of economic data whirling in the financial media, and we are going to make quick sense of it. We start with a big picture of the economy, called gross domestic product. You see how all the sectors fit together—yes, it will make sense. Here’s the first adventure—dive into the world of economic ...

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