Economic Indicators: A Comprehensive Overview

  • Credits: 17
  • Format: Self-Study eBook
  • Field of Study: Finance | Accounting
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  • Author/Speaker: Michael Walker, CPA
Course ID: Advanced Preparation: Experience Level:
MW-102 None Overview
Published Date: Program Prerequisites: Other Course Formats:
© August 2019 Basic Understanding of Finance Self-Study eBook
COURSE DESCRIPTION

Economic indicators are those often-voluminous statistics released by government agencies, non-profit organizations, and even private companies. They provide measurements for evaluating the health of our economy, including the latest business cycles, consumer spending, inflation, housing, and so on. Various economic indicators are released quarterly, monthly, weekly, and even daily.

This course provides an introductory overview of the world’s most prevalent economic indicators, including those related to unemployment, consumer sentiment and confidence, inflation, productivity, housing, manufacturing, and international trade. This course reviews the impact that changes in these indicators have on the financial markets and monetary policy.

Topics include:
  • Chapter 1 – Economic Indicators and Business Cycles
  • Chapter 2 – Financial Markets and Interest Rates
  • Chapter 3 – GDP and Monthly Indicators
  • Chapter 4 – Federal Reserve and Monetary Indicators
  • Chapter 5 – Unemployment and Consumer Indicators
  • Chapter 6 – Inflation and Productivity Indicators
  • Chapter 7 – Industrial and Commercial Indicators
  • Chapter 8 – International Trade Indicators

Learning Objectives:

After reading the course material, you will be able to:

  • Identify the types of economic indicators that exist and recognize the unique characteristics of each type.
  • Recognize the characteristics and economic impact of key economic indicators, including those related to unemployment, consumer sentiment and confidence, inflation, productivity, housing, manufacturing, and international trade.
  • Identify the components of gross domestic product (GDP) and recognize how economic indicators impact these components.
  • Recognize how changes in economic indicators and the actions of the Federal Reserve impact financial market activity.

Who Should Attend:
  • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorship’s:
NASBA