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Economic Chartbook - Markets Data Center. BigCharts: Stock Charts, Screeners, Interactive Charting and Research Tools. Worldometers - real time world statistics. Global Economic Indicators. - Economic Data for 196 Countries. Databases, Tables & Calculators by Subject. Economic Outlook. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE - GLOBAL MONITOR OF CONSUMER SENTIMENT INDEX REPORTS AND COUNTRY UPDATE ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE CHANGES. Consumer Confidence- our portal of abstracts on consumer confideence changes from around the globe: 2008 Consumer confidence is showing signs that the US sub-prime crisis and consequent credit crunch is still shaking national confidence levels not only in the American markets following the collapse of majorfinancial instititutions and bail outs by the Fed Reserve but in Europe and Britain with Consumer Confidence sinking to record lows and the Fed having to bail out an ever increasing number of finncial institutions, including thousands of small regional banks.


Australia is still facing an inflation breakout from the RBA guidelines , leading to it going in the opposite direction with Glenn Stevens having to banlace further rate cuts after an historic 100 point cut last time and a possible further 50 points in November... So its USA down, Australia steady and watch even the BRIC economies struggle to survive the financial tsunami. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Consumer Price Index (CPI)

The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Consumer Price Index April 15, 2014 On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.2 percent in March after rising 0.1 percent in February. The index for all items less food and energy also rose 0.2 percent in March after increasing 0.1 percent in February. More... Producer Price Index.

Economic Indicators: Producer Price Index (PPI) By Ryan BarnesBackgroundThe Producer Price Index (PPI) is a weighted index of prices measured at the wholesale, or producer level.

Economic Indicators: Producer Price Index (PPI)

A monthly release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the PPI shows trends within the wholesale markets (the PPI was once called the Wholesale Price Index), manufacturing industries and commodities markets. All of the physical goods-producing industries that make up the economy are included, but imports are not. The PPI release has three headline index figures, one each for crude, intermediate and finished goods on the national level: PPI Commodity Index (crude): This shows the average price change from the previous month for commodities such as energy, coal, crude oil and the steel scrap. (For related reading, see Fueling Futures In The Energy Market.)PPI Stage of Processing (SOP) Index (intermediate): Goods here have been manufactured at some level but will be sold to further manufacturers to create the finished good.

Economic Indicators: Overview. Micro Site. Introduction to VIX Options and Futures The CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices.

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Since its introduction in 1993, VIX has been considered by many to be the world's premier barometer of investor sentiment and market volatility. Volatility Indexes at CBOE (4-page PDF) CBOE Press Releases CFE Circular on Expansion of Extended Trading Hours for CBOE Volatility Index Futures Contract and Risks Relating to Extended Trading Hours (October 21, 2013) FAQ on VIX Futures Extended Trading Hours Key Links. 5 Sentiment Indicators Every Investor Should Know. Technical analysis requires investors to identify a trend, position with that trend, and then exit the trade when the trend shows signs of reversing.

5 Sentiment Indicators Every Investor Should Know

A proper analogy is people boarding a boat. When we first get on a boat and walk to one side, the boat remains balanced. As more people join us on our side of the boat, it becomes crowded. Once too many people have arrived on our side, the boat is no longer balanced and tips. Trading is the same way. While many of the stock-specific technical patterns previously discussed can indicate reversals, we can also use sentiment indicators to gauge the market’s mood. There are many different sentiment indicators in the market. 1.

Click to Enlarge 2. 3. 4. 5. Sentiment indicators provide insight into the underlying strength of market movements. Sean Hannon, CFA, CFP is a professional fund manager. Further Education, Technical Analysis: Fixed Income Liquid Indices. TED Spread (.TEDSP:IND) Index Performance. Canada A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown.

Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care and education services, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment. The land now occupied by Canada was first inhabited approximately 16,000 years ago by aboriginal peoples. The beginning of the 20th century saw Canada's early involvement in World War I due to British control of its foreign affairs. Today, Canada is characterized by its socially democratic programs such as universal health care, the Canda Pension Plan, and Canada Student Loans.