||Field Of Study
|Interactive Self Study
||Michael Walker, CPA
Economic Indicators: A Comprehensive Overview
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.
Who Should Attend: CPA's
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
• 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.