economic indicator
A statistical study designed to measure economic conditions and/or predict changes in the business cycle. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Consumer Price Index (CPI) and new home sales are three examples of the many economic indicators economists and investors follow for clues about current economic conditions and expectations for the future.
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National Association of Purchasing Managers Index (NAPM)
leading economic indicators (LEI)
Retail Price Index (RPI)
coincident indicator
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