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Bloomberg Economic Indicators test, solved 100%; distinction solution guide. Questions and answers. Rated A+ How accurately do GDP statistics portray the economy and why? - Ans-Inaccurately because... the scope of GDP measurements can change Consider the formula GDP=C+I+G+(X-M). A country is undergoing a boom in consumption of domestic and foreign luxury goods. In one year, the dollar growth in imports is greater than the dollar growth in domestic consumption. Assuming nothing else has changed, what happened to GDP> - Ans-It went down Here is the most important economic data for Australia and Sweden. Which economy did better year-over-year (YOY) ion the 4th quarter of 3012 compared to the 4th quarter in 2012? Use charts - Ans-Sweden In the US, whys is there a strong correlation between unemployment and GDP? - Ans-Consumer spending accounts for 2/3 of the US economy. When the number of unemployment rises, there is less consumer spending. Here is a chart showing both nominal and real GDP growth for a country. Which of the following can be a true statement? - Ans-The country has deflation. The bottom line is nominal growth and the top line is real growth. The white line denotes GDP growth. Which of the following lines is the best leading economic indicator? - Ans-Green line The misery index is often cited in the media as a way to measure consumer pain, It is defined as the inflation rate plus the unemployment rate. Review the char and identify the country with the highest misery index - Ans-Italy What type of indicators are unemployment and business confidence? - Ans-Unemployment is coincident and business conflict is leading Which of the following qualities of economic indicators do invests prize most? - Ans-Timeliness of release Why is the release of GDP statistics less interesting to investors than other indicators? - AnsBecause GDP statistics are released well after other economic indicators Which of the following important US economic indicators is only available on a quarterly basis? - Ans-GDP Which economic indicator is most directly linked to unemployment? - Ans-Nonfarm payrolls Here is the economic calendar for the united Kingdom for Aug 2013. Explore indicators like PMI, house prices, employment, and GDP. how was performance overall? - Ans-Above expectations This chart is captured mid 2014. At that point in time, which of the following terms would have described the growth predicted in this pop-out table? - Ans-Deceleration How have economic forecasts for this country evolved? - Ans-Minimal change These charts show data for four countries as of early 2016. For each country, the purple line denotes historic real GDP growth. The white line denotes the consensus estimated real GDP growth. The red line denotes the most pessimistic analyst forecast. The green line denotes the most optimistic analyst forecast. For which country is there the most controversy among the analyst community about 2016 growth? - Ans-Russia What is the main reason that investment banks create estimates of economic indicators? - Ans-To know when specific economic data points are a positive or negative surprise Which of the following is the biggest pitfall of economic indicators? - Ans-They do not consistently presage turning points Here is a chart displaying economic estimates of the initial jobless claims economic indicator, one of the main unemployment statistics in the U.S. It measures the number of new applicants for unemployment benefits. What was the level of the analyst with the most optimistic outlook? - Ans-260 Inaccurately because the scope of GDP measurements can change. - Ans-How accurately do GDP portray the economy and why? It went down - Ans-Consider the formula GDP = C+I+G+(X-M). A country is undergoing a boom in consumption of domestic and foreign luxury goods. In one year, the dollar growth in imports is greater than the dollar growth in domestic consumption. Assuming nothing else has changed, what happened to GDP? C= Consumer spending I = Investment (Gross Fixed Capital Formation) G= Government Spending X= Exports M= Imports - Ans-what is the meaning of each letter in the GDP formula, C+I+G+(X-M). Sweden performed better - Ans-Here is the most important economic data for Australia and Sweden. which economy did better year-over-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012? Use the two charts to investigate. Consumer spending accounts for two-thirds of the U.S. economy when the number of unemployed consumers rises, there is less consumer spending. - Ans-In the United States, why is there a strong correlation between unemployment and GDP? The country has deflation. The bottom line is nominal growth and the top line is real growth. - Ans-Here is a chart showing both nominal GDP growth and real GDP growth for a country. Which of the following can be a true statement at the time the chart was captured? PMI - Ans-Which of the following lines is the best leading economic indicator? [Show More]

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