Which macroeconomic indicators should we look at to understand where markets are heading?
How important are labour market indicators such as nonfarm payrolls, initial jobless claims and the unemployment rate? And what impact do housing and credit market indicators – such as the senior loan officers survey – have on markets?
How do these different data points influence federal reserve policy and the wider economy?
In this week’s Dumb Question of the Week, we ask: Does global equity always rise in the long term? And if so, why?