An expert helps readers understand what the big economic picture means for their money-and how to respond.
Today's investors must play an active role in managing their money. This guide introduces the leading U.S. economic indicators and shows how to use them to make better investment decisions. Indicators covered include: national output; employment; consumer reports; housing and construction; and inflation.
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Author with over 25 years of tracking the economy
R. Mark Rogers spent 19 years with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He also has served as macroeconomic forecast coordinator for the Macropolicy Group, as well as written books on economic indicators. A national lecturer, he is senior U.S. economist with the firm Econoday. He has taught economics at Emory and Clayton State Universities.