Economic Indicators - Part 2

Economic Indicators - Part 2

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概要

This eCourse consists of two modules. Economists and market analysts supplement GDP reports with a number of other economic indicators that are designed to interpret and forecast the business cycle. These indicators – leading, coincident, and lagging – are the focus of Module 1.

Module 2 looks at a number of inflation and employment indicators in detail, and describes how these reports filter through to affect the prices of various financial instruments. A number of real-life examples from recent years are included to demonstrate how inflation and employment data impact financial markets in practice.

宗旨

On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the four phases of the business cycle (expansion, peak, recession, and trough)
- Explain how leading indicators can be used to forecast turning points in the business cycle
- Identify the coincident indicators that are used to summarize the actual current state of the economy
- Describe how lagging indicators are used to confirm or refute inferences drawn from leading and coincident indicators
- Describe the consumer price index (CPI) and other inflation indicators, and recognize the importance of such data for the financial markets
- Explain the significance of the various labor market statistics, including those contained in much-watched monthly employment reports

內容

Module 1: Economic Indicators - Business Cycles
Topic 1: The Business Cycle
Topic 2: Leading Indicators
Topic 3: Lagging Indicators
Topic 4: Coincident Indicators

Module 2: Economic Indicators - Inflation & Employment
Topic 1: Inflation Indicators
Topic 2: Employment Indicators

詳情

活動編號
TEBFE17000201
地點
網上平台
語言
英文
級別
Introductory
課程時數
SFC:2.50, PWMA:2.50
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