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  • Published:

    May 3, 2011
  • ISBN:

    9780062001382
  • Pages:

    304
  • Size:

    5.3" x 8"
  • Weight:

    0.6 lb
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Book Title and Author Byline

The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter

From Big Macs to “Zombie Banks,” the Indicators Smart Investors Watch to Beat the Market

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About the Book

A wonderfully irreverent and endlessly entertaining guidewith more than 80,000 copies sold worldwide in multiple languagesabout the indicators most investors aren't following, but should be!

In order to make the best possible investment decisions, savvy investors know that they must pay close attention to economic indicators. But while most are looking at conventional barometers like unemployment rates and housing statistics, the smartest investors are following the curious and often ignored indicators that offer a true sense of where the economy is and where it's heading. These factors have been proven to provide the vital information needed to beat the market.

Dow Jones columnist Simon Constable and respected financial historian Robert E. Wright offer valuable tips and insight to help investors forecast and exploit sea changes in the global macroeconomic climate. Unlike other investment handbooks, Constable and Wright’s guide explores the little-known economic indicators that the smartest investors watch closely in order to beat the stock market—from “Big Macs” to “zombie banks.” This valuable and informative read entertains and enlightens while offering essential advice on navigating the global economic climate.

About the Authors

Simon Constable

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Simon Constable is host of the News Hub, a live web show that airs weekdays on Wall Street Journal Online. He makes standalone videos for WSJ.com, MarketWatch, and Barrons.com. He lives in New York City.

Robert E. Wright

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Robert E. Wright, PhD, is the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He has authored or coauthored eleven books and has written for Barron's, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Los Angeles Times, and other prominent publications.