Economic Indicators - Part 1 (2018)
This eCourse consists of two modules. Module 1 describes the proves used to compile and publish economic indicators such as consumer price indexes as well as showing how to interpret these indicators when making financial and investment decisions.
Module 2 looks at the importance of GDP as an economic indicator for the financial markets. Fundamental concepts and jargon that are key to interpreting national account statistics are explained in detail. The tutorial also describes the general reaction of the various markets to GDP reports.
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize the process of compiling and publishing economic indicators
- Identify the main techniques used to interpret economic indicators
- Recognize the importance of national account statistics to financial market participants
- Interpret the different measures of GDP, with particular emphasis on the reaction of the main financial markets to GDP reports
Module 1: Economic Indicators - An Introduction
Topic 1: Compilation & Publication of Economic Indicators
Topic 2: Techniques for Interpreting Economic Indicators
Module 2: Economic Indicators - National Accounts
Topic 1: Fundamentals of National Accounts
Topic 2: Interpreting National Account Statistics