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USA Today Infographic of the 11 Leading Indicators

by on August 3, 2009

usatoday-economicThanks to ChartPorn for pointing this one out, but USA Today has an nice interactive infographic showing the “Leading Indicators” you always hear about in the financial news back to 2000.

This interactive graphic charts the forecast values for real GDP growth. For historical context, we’ve included actual values back to 2000.

Values for each of the 11 leading indicators are also charted. Most of the values reflect two- or three-month moving averages to smooth monthly volatility. All values are actual (that is, not forecasts) except for the most recent figures for light vehicle sales and the corporate bond spread. For these specific indicators, IHS Global Insight relies on its in-house expertise to forecast the latest month of data needed for its model.

via Nation’s GDP expected to grow in Q4, economic index predicts – USATODAY.com, via ChartPorn