Top 10 Economic Indicators and their sources

aaiiAmerican Association of Individual Investors (AAII) has compiled a very useful and interesting list of most important economic indicators. There are so many economic data releases that take place every month and it becomes impossible to track each one of them and even if we are able to track all, it is very difficult to figure out those  affecting our investments most. Here is the link to complete report: The Top 10 Economic Indicators: What to Watch and Why.

1) Real GDP (Gross Domestic Product)
U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis
www.bea.gov

2) M2 (Money Supply)
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h6

3) Consumer Price Index (CPI)
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
www.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm

4) Producer Price Index (PPI)
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
www.bls.gov/ppi/home.htm

5) Consumer Confidence Survey
The Conference Board, Consumer Research Center
www.consumerresearchcenter.org

6) Current Employment Statistics (CES)
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
www.bls.gov/ces/home.htm

7) Retail Trade Sales and Food Services Sales
U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau
www.census.gov/cgi-bin/briefroom/BriefRm

8 ) Housing Starts (Formally Known as “New Residential Construction”)

U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau
www.census.gov/cgi-bin/briefroom/BriefRm

9) Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales
U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau
www.census.gov/cgi-bin/briefroom/BriefRm

10) S&P 500 Stock Index (the S&P 500)
Standard & Poor’s Corp.
www.spglobal.com

Hitesh Anand

I am a post graduate from Newcastle University, UK. I like studying and analyzing economic data and financial health of world.

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