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Tesla shares spike despite earnings miss

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Gold loses some shine after hitting record highs

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Week Ahead Preview: 22nd of April

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P&G shares rise despite Q3 sales miss

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Economic indicator definition

An economic indicator is a statistic that provides insight into the performance of the economy or a particular market sector. They can be broad measures or specific data points. Investors typically use economic indicators to evaluate the overall health of the economy or the direction of where it may be headed, so that they can make informed decisions when they invest in financial products such as stocks, currencies, and commodities.

 

Common economic indicators

Some general economic indicators that investors monitor include the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation rates, unemployment rates, and the Consumer Price Index (CPI). These indicators are typically released by government agencies quarterly or annually. They provide valuable insight into the overall health of the economy, which can guide the decisions of investors.
There are also specific economic indicators to monitor market sectors. For example, industrial production indicators can measure the output of the industrial sector, including manufacturing, mining, and utilities. Commodities and stock investors can use them to gauge how the markets are performing and will perform.

 

Finally, investors who want to focus on the development of specific stocks, commodities, and currencies keep up with indicators such as company earnings reports, commodity production data, and consumer sentiment. These data points are often released by the listed companies themselves or private agencies that conduct professional market research.

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