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Worldometers - real time world statistics World Population: has reached 7 billion on October 31, 2011 is projected to reach 8 billion by 2024 has doubled in 40 years from 1959 (3 billion) to 1999 (6 billion) is currently growing at a rate of around 1.14 % per year growth rate reached its peak in the late 1960s, when it was at 2% growth rate is currently declining and is projected to continue to decline in the coming years average annual population change is currently estimated at over 80 million world population will nearly stabilize at just above 10 billion persons after 2062 a tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas it had taken all of human history up to the year 1800 for world population to reach 1 billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), the fifth billion in 13 years (1987), the sixth billion in 12 years (1999) and the seventh billion in 12 years (2011).

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Databases, Tables & Calculators by Subject About the Tools Allows users to quickly retrieve BLS time series data from lists of those most commonly requested. This application requires a Java-enabled browser. Choose the data you want from BLS databases on a simple, one-screen form. A form-based query application which allows you to obtain BLS time series data based on choices you make. A link to the BLS Download server. Databases, Tables & Calculators by Subject
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CONSUMER CONFIDENCE - GLOBAL MONITOR OF CONSUMER SENTIMENT INDEX REPORTS AND COUNTRY UPDATE ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE CHANGES | Marshall Place Associates 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. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE - GLOBAL MONITOR OF CONSUMER SENTIMENT INDEX REPORTS AND COUNTRY UPDATE ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE CHANGES | Marshall Place Associates
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 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 December 17, 2013 On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged in November after decreasing 0.1 percent in October.
Producer Price Index
By Ryan BarnesBackgroundThe Producer Price Index (PPI) is a weighted index of prices measured at the wholesale, or producer level. 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. Economic Indicators: Producer Price Index (PPI) Economic Indicators: Producer Price Index (PPI)
Ryan Barnes has over 10 years experience in portfolio management and investment research, covering equities, fixed income and derivative products. Barnes has worked with Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab, Morgan Stanley and many others as an institutional trader, and maintained AIMR compliant performance for a diverse set of high-net-worth investors. Barnes is currently working as a writer and financial modeling consultant specializing in capital appreciation and hedging strategies, and is the editor of EpiphanyInvesting, a website devoted to finding long-term success in the stock market. Economic Indicators: Overview Economic Indicators: Overview
Micro Site 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. 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 UMass paper on "VIX Futures and Options - A Case Study of Portfolio Diversification During the 2008 Financial Crisis" (July 2009): Two-page summary Full report Press Release
Technical analysis requires investors to identify a trend, position with that trend, and then exit the trade when the trend shows signs of reversing. 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. 5 Sentiment Indicators Every Investor Should Know 5 Sentiment Indicators Every Investor Should Know
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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.