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Economic indicators measure the economy based on how it is projected to perform. As a result, they reflect how the economy is perceived at any given point and are a great source of straight data.
- For a concise definition of economic indicators and other economic terms, visit Investopedia, an online encyclopedia of financial terms and information.
- Economists at the Federal Trade Commission frequently present lectures detailing the state of the U.S. economy. Click on the title of any presentation that interests you for full PDF texts of these reports.
- Staying abreast of global economic developments is also important. More often than not, the international economy influences American markets. Track international indicators using, or refer to the Financial Times, suggested in the previous section.