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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 FTP server.
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE - GLOBAL MONITOR OF CONSUMER SENTIMENT INDEX REPORTS AND COUNTRY UPDATE ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE CHANGES | Marshall Place AssociatesConsumer 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.
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 March 15, 2013 On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.7 percent in February after being unchanged in January.
By Ryan Barnes Background The 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.
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.
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) 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.
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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.