Economic Indicators: A Comprehensive Overview

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Title: Economic Indicators: A Comprehensive Overview
Category: Finance
Field of Study: Economics
Course Code: F015-0285
CPE Credits: 11.0
Price: 74.95



Economic indicators are those often-voluminous statistics released by government agencies, non-profit organizations and even private companies. They provide measurements for evaluating the health of our economy, including the latest business cycles, consumer spending, inflation, housing, and so on. Various economic indicators are released quarterly, monthly, weekly, and even daily. This course provides an introductory overview of the world’s most prevalent economic indicators, including those related to unemployment, consumer sentiment and confidence, inflation, productivity, housing, manufacturing, and international trade. This course reviews the impact that changes in these indicators have on the financial markets and monetary policy.

Delivery Method: Online Interactive Self Study

Level: Overview

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Course Details

Category: Finance

Field of Study: Economics

Passing Score: 70%

Technical Details: Economics is a technical subject.

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Chapter 1: Economic Indicators and Business Cycles 1. Identify the four phases of the business cycle. 2. Indicate how various economic conditions impact the business cycle. 3. Identify the types of economic indicators that exist and recognize the unique characteristics of each type. 4. Recognize tools that are currently available to monitor economic indicators. Chapter 2: Financial Markets and Interest Rates 1. Identify the unique characteristics of financial markets. 2. Recognize the types of financial instruments traded in various financial markets. 3. Calculate ‘simple’ and ‘compound’ interest. 4. Identify how a bond’s stated interest rate and its yield-to-maturity impacts the price at which it is traded. 5. Recognize how interests can vary based on the risk structure of interest rates. 6. Identify how a yield curve illustrates the term structure of interest rates.

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QAS: Yes

CPA: Suitable for all CPAs

IRS: No IRS credit for Enrolled Agents.

Profession Identifiers: CPA