Stock Market Provides Imperfect View of Real U.S. Economy
4 Pages Posted: 12 May 2016
Date Written: 2016
Monitoring global economic and financial developments is important for assessing labor markets and inflation as well as risks to the economic outlook. The stock market—through measures such as the Standard & Poor’s 500—is often thought to be an economic bellwether. However, market volatility compromises the reliability of such indexes.
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