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These Key Economic Indicators Were Released Last Week

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Key economic indicators

Global investors should monitor economic indicators to understand the condition of the global economy (ACWI) (VTI). Indicators are important because they shed light on a country’s economic health. They help investors identify short-term economic trends and changes in market sentiments.

Important global indicators released last week include the following:

  • final US (QQQ) (SPY) GDP growth rate for 4Q16
  • US (VFINX) consumer confidence
  • Germany (EWG) Ifo business climate index
  • US revised consumer sentiment
  • US crude oil (USO) inventories
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Series overview

In this series, we’ll take a look at the final US GDP growth rate for 4Q16. The final 4Q16 GDP figure met market expectations. We’ll also look at US consumer confidence and US consumer sentiment for March 2017. Plus, we’ll take a look at the Germany Ifo business climate index for March and US crude oil inventories for the week ended March 24, 2017.

In the next part of this series, we’ll analyze the final US GDP growth rate for 4Q16.

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