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Question about meaning[edit]

There is no discussion about indicators in detail, where to get information about the meaning and relationship between indicators. For instance, jobs created per month and total jobless claims? This statistic "weekly jobless claims" is given but not defined.

"Average weekly jobless claims for unemployment insurance - The CB reverses the value of this component from positive to negative because a positive reading indicates a loss in jobs." — Preceding unsigned comment added by RichardKatz (talkcontribs) 15:36, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Don't merge Leading Indicator[edit]

Leading Indicator: "It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Economic indicator. (Discuss)" - Not a good idea- 'Leading Indicators' is an indicator released for practically all economies. Although it is a composite indicators put together with government and non-government data, it still is cited by policy makers and analysts. thus I'd put it into the same catagory and U Of Mich Conf and ISM Surveys; although not really a govt indicator, still important to following the economcy. -

Suspected Consumer Metrics Institute link spam[edit]

See my comments here. --JHP (talk) 04:29, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Merge proposals[edit]

I am reopening the merge proposal. This article already discusses leading, lagging, and coincident economic indicators, so I suggest moving those short articles into this one. All four articles discuss economic indicators. The only thing special about a leading indicator is that it leads. The only thing special about a lagging indicator is that it lags. The only thing special about a coincident indicator is that it reflects current economic performance. All these properties can easily be covered in this article. --JHP (talk) 20:14, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Merges implemented. -- Beland (talk) 05:16, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Doctor Copper[edit]

"Doctor Copper" is an old reference to copper as an economic indicator [1], but no mention on wikipedia. Too obscure, or does this warrant a mention? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.194.80.30 (talk) 04:53, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Baltic Dry Index[edit]

Baltic Dry Index is defined as a leading economic indicator in the Baltic Dry Index article. However it is not mentioned under the leading economic indicators in this article... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.217.103.193 (talk) 09:05, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Dr. Gibbs's comment on this article[edit]

Dr. Gibbs has reviewed this Wikipedia page, and provided us with the following comments to improve its quality:


Suggest you add some sources for non-US economic indicators in second paragraph, which is currently only US. Possible sources are OECD (already in "External Links"), UN, World Bank, IMF & CIA.


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Dr. Gibbs has published scholarly research which seems to be relevant to this Wikipedia article:


  • Reference : Gibbs, Michael & Merchant, Kenneth A. & Van der Stede, Wim A. & Vargus, Mark A., 2004. "Performance Measure Properties and Incentives," IZA Discussion Papers 1356, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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Dr. Platen's comment on this article[edit]

Dr. Platen has reviewed this Wikipedia page, and provided us with the following comments to improve its quality:


The article is worth reading and gives good information. An expert in economic indicators should be able to give a few missing references to make the article complete.


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Dr. Platen has published scholarly research which seems to be relevant to this Wikipedia article:


  • Reference 1: Eckhard Platen, 2004. "Capital Asset Pricing for Markets with Intensity Based Jumps," Research Paper Series 143, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Reference 2: Ashkan Nikeghbali & Eckhard Platen, 2008. "On Honest Times in Financial Modeling," Research Paper Series 229, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.

ExpertIdeasBot (talk) 14:57, 24 June 2016 (UTC)