FS Insider speaks with co-authors Simon Constable and Robert White on their book, The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter, on the difference between leading, lagging, and coincident indicators; the reason why savvy investors like Warren Buffett.
Book Interview: WSJ Guide To The 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter
WSJ Guide To The 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter – Description
With more than 80,000 copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, The Wall Street Journal Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators that Really Matter is a must-have guide for investors. WSJ columnist Simon Constable and respected financial historian Robert E. Wright offer valuable tips and insight to help investors forecast and exploit sea changes in the global macroeconomic climate. Unlike other investment handbooks, Constable and Wright’s guide explores the not widely known economic indicators that the smartest investors watch closely in order to beat the stock market–from “Big Macs” to “Zombie Banks.” Not only valuable and informative, The Wall Street Journal Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators that Really Matter is also wonderfully irreverent and endlessly entertaining, making it the most fun to read investors’ guide on the market.
WSJ Guide To The 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter – Review
If you’re in the phase of your life and your career as an investor where you’d like to better understand the economic news … I’d strongly recommend you pick up, peruse and frequently revisit this book. –Inman News
“A short, sweet, savvy introduction to economics, indicators, and investing.” — Nouriel Roubini, Chairman and Co-Founder, Roubini Global Economics. –From the front cover
“I can’t believe Simon and Robert have revealed the secret tricks that I’ve been using for years to make money on the markets. All of the hedge funds will go out of business!” — James Altucher. –From the back cover
“[The authors] have accomplished a rare feat–they’ve written a book on economics that’s readable, and actually enjoyable,” Chris Nichols, of Yahoo! Finance writing for WG Williamsburg Greenpoint News + Arts.
“Someone should have written this years ago,” Brett Arends, WSJ — –Customer review