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These Key Economic Indicators Were Released Last Week

Sarah Sands - Author
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May 3 2017, Updated 10:59 a.m. ET

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 sentiment.

Important global indicators released last week include the following:

  • Germany (EWG) Ifo Business Climate Index
  • US (SPY) (QQQ) consumer confidence
  • US 1Q17 GDP
  • US Consumer Sentiment Index
  • UK 1Q17 GDP
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Series overview

In this series, we’ll take a look at the Germany Ifo Business Climate Index for April 2017. We’ll also analyze the performances of the US Consumer Confidence Index in April and US 1Q17 GDP.

We’ll also have a look at the UK’s 1Q17 GDP and the US Consumer Sentiment Index for April 2017.

In the next part of this series, we’ll analyze the performance of the Germany Ifo Business Climate Index for April 2017.

 

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