Economic Indicators

The economy goes through four broad cycles: expansion, peak, contraction, and trough.
During the expansion and peak, there are lots of jobs and most people are optimistic about how things are going.
During the contraction and trough phases, things get tougher.
Eventually, the whole cycle then starts again.
Economic indicators tell us where in the cycle we are, in which direction we are moving, and when we may (or are) entering the next phase.
This is accomplished through three types of economic indicators: leading, lagging, and coincident.
Most analysts and traders don’t focus on the specific number from an economic indicator, but rather look for trends in the data over several releases.
Data on the economic indicator data is released at recurring scheduled times and can be viewed on the Economic Calendar.

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ADP National Employment Report ANZ Commodity Price Index Baker Hughes Rig Count Balance of Trade Baltic Dry Index (BDI) Beige Book Big Mac Index Business Inventories Caixin Manufacturing PMI Caixin Services PMI Capacity Utilization Chicago PMI Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) Construction Spending Consumer Price Index (CPI) Continuing Jobless Claims Core PCE Price Index Current Account Durable Goods Orders EIA Crude Oil Inventories Empire State Manufacturing Index (ESMI) Employment Cost Index Employment Situation Report Existing Home Sales Factory Orders Financial Contagion Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Gross National Product (GNP) Halifax House Price Index Housing Starts ifo Busines Climate Index Import Price Index Industrial Production Initial Jobless Claims ISM Manufacturing Survey (PMI) ISM Services PMI Ivey Purchasing Managers Index Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) Leading Economic Indicators New Home Sales Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) PCE Price Index Pending Home Sales Personal Income Personal Spending Philadelphia Fed Index Producer Price Index (PPI) Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) Redbook Index Retail Sales S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index Tankan Survey TIC (Treasury International Capital) Total Vehicle Sales Trade Balance Unemployment Rate University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment (MCSI) Westpac-MI Consumer Sentiment Westpac-MI Leading Index Yield Curve ZEW Financial Market Survey ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment