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The Atlas of Economic Indicators: A Visual Guide to Market Forces and the Federal Reserve [Paperback]

W. Stansbury Carnes
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20 Mar 2011 0887305377 978-0887305375 Reprinted edition
For professional and individual investors, executives or business students, a unique atlas of what makes the markets move.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperBus; Reprinted edition edition (20 Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887305377
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887305375
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 13.3 x 20.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

W. Stansbury Carnes is first vice president and senior economist for Shearson Lehman Brothers, specializing in the fixed-income and equity markets and advising on macroeconomics for Shearson's retail financial consultants. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Georgia State University and taught there for three years.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very useful book 22 Mar 2005
Whatever happens in America affects other financial markets round the globe.
This book will give you a complete insight into the various economic indicators that emanate from the US and its effect on various asset class - equities, bonds and currencies.
Great book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful 4 Oct 2003
The AoEI representes an must-have "vademecum" (always ready to use (read)) book. It is vital for begginer traders, who have to realize wich economic indicators impact the market, and how much. It has calendar of EI issue dates. The important thing to say is that this book divides markets, because diverse markets don't react in the same way on the same EI (even opposite). Markets divided: currency, bonds and stocks.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Introduction to Economic Indicators, although dated 18 May 2006
By Jason E. Bradfield - Published on Amazon.com
This book is an easy read and it is a great introduction to economic indicators. Unfortunately, it is out of date. It gives a description of what each indicator actually measures, who produces the indicator, and why it is important to the stock, bond, and currency markets.

It is a very quick read (less than a day) and can be used to refresh one's memory on the basic econ indicators.

It also includes an in-depth discussion of how the Fed actually regulates the money supply. This is one of the better introductions to the Fed's operations that I have read.

I recommend quickly reading this book whenever you need a refresher course on the very basics of what to look for in economic indicators, especially with respect to how they affect the markets.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great And Easy Reference Guide 12 May 2000
By M. Bennett - Published on Amazon.com
I first purchased this book about 10 years ago and have done so about once a year since then. It is of great help for those just fresh from the university and to the seasoned financial guru. When data has been made public from the FED, this book helps one to diagnose and better comprehend those economic figures.
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is truly a gem, even one by which to reflect after 2-3 yrs in a finance career. 31 Dec 2013
By Angelo - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is truly a gem, even one by which to reflect after 2-3 yrs in a finance career.

Why did I give this book 5 stars? Because it packs a powerful punch in just under 250 pages, each page being about half the 8x11in standard page size.

That said, why is it a gem? Because being in the finance WS circle (directly or by way of being in the North East MBA corridor), this book is one often referred to as the companion guide to make sense of financial institutions, their interdependence with the real sector and the Fed and because it gives meaning to otherwise stale macroeconomic courses.

Let me put it to you like this: If you read Bernanke/Abel's Macroeconomics book and you read this Atlas of Economic Indicators as if it were its companion, it would be nearly as if you had sat down in class with Jeremy Siegel at the Wharton School.

So, because of the aforementioned, I feel compelled to mention that the book does assume you know some key valuation concepts (like valuation of fixed income or valuation of enterprises) which are critical to know beforehand. Without these concepts, you reading this book would be a borderline futile exercise.

One last thing, the synthesis without the loss of precision of this book (in spite of its old publishing date) make this book every bit relevant today as when it was originally published. For the resourceful ones, you would simply need to update yourself on the deltas that have taken place in the respective bureaus of statistics.. and that information you can find in newer (but less powerful) books currently in circulation.

Happy reading!
2.0 out of 5 stars outdated-not a good book 3 May 2012
By Gene W. Oh - Published on Amazon.com
I trade equities for a living and I thought this book might give me some insight on economic indicators. It's an old version and it doesn't provide much insight that can't already be found on the internet.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Usefull and Simple 12 Dec 2000
By Cícero Augusto Vieira Neto - Published on Amazon.com
Very usefull, specially for begginers that want to understand the data releases that are market-movers.
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