Handbook of Investment Research: Economic and Financial Indicators as Market Movers

Hardcover | October 4, 2002

byConrad Michael Mattern

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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the major economic indicators in the US and the Euro Zone. Following an introduction to the construction of indicators and the basic concepts behind their use, the specific characteristics of the two currency areas are analyzed, and the most important economic indicators and their significance are explained. The author has developed a unique rating system for economic indicators that enables readers to establish the relative importance of 'market movers'. The book also contains an extensive overview of the Datastream mnemonics, making it an essential tool for those conducting investment research.

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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the major economic indicators in the US and the Euro Zone. Following an introduction to the construction of indicators and the basic concepts behind their use, the specific characteristics of the two currency areas are analyzed, and the most important economic indicators and...

Conrad Michael Mattern is at Deka Investment Management.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 11.08 × 5.48 × 1.1 inPublished:October 4, 2002Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333968697

ISBN - 13:9780333968697

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PART I: INTRODUCTION * General Introduction * Index Figures Versus Rates of Change * Real Versus Nominal Figures * Seasonal Adjustments * Annualisation * Benchmarks * Diffusion Indices * Reasons for Revisions * International Comparability of Data * Structure of Book * PART II: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA * General Introduction * Overall Activity * Company Surveys * Labor Market Indicators * Consumer Indicators * Investment Indicators * International Transaction Indicators * Inflation Indicators * Financial Activity * Address List * PART III: EURO AREA * General Introduction * Overall Activity * Company Surveys * Labor Market Indicators * Consumer Indicators * Investment Indicators * International Transaction Indicators * Inflation Indicators * Financial Activity * Address List