Exploring Leading Indicators

12. We saw that Leading Indicators are a cheap and easy way to forecast the economy. (They are not always right, but they are cheap and easy.) You can find the current data for the Leading Indicators on the web in a number of places. The Leading Indicators are published by a private group called the Conference Board <http://www.conference-board.org/>.

What do the Leading Indicators say is going to happen to the economy?

The Conference Board also publishes a series called the Consumer Confidence Index. Are people feeling confident today about the economy, or do they have doubts?

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