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Leading indicator

An 

Economic

 indicator that changes before the 

Economy

 has changed. Examples of leading indicators include production workweek, building 

Permit

Unemployment

 insurance 

Claim

Money

 supply, inventory changes, and stock prices. The 

Fed

 watches many of these indicators as it decides what to do about 

Interest

 rates. There are also 

Coincident indicator

, which change about the same time as the overall economy, and 

Lagging indicator

, which change after the overall economy, but these are of minimal use as predictive tools.



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Coincident indicator

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Claim

,

CLU

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ECI

,

Economic

,

Economic indicator

,

Economy

,

Fed

,

Indicator

,

Insurance

,

Insurance claim

,

Interest

,

Inc.

,

Interest rate

,

ITS

,

Lagging indicator

,

Leading indicator

,

Money

,

Permit

,

Supply

,

Unemployment


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10-K

,

52-week high

,

52-week low

,

19c3 stock

,

Allowance for depreciation

,

Adjustable rate

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accrued interest

,

After-tax basis

,

American Stock Exchange

,

Amortization of premium

,

Asked price

,

Asking price

,

At par

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

Active money

,

Adjustable rate preferred stock

,

Aggregate supply

,

Aggregate supply curve

,

Adjusted futures price

,

Adjustable life insurance

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Adjustable Rate Mortgage

,

Advance rate

,

After acquired clause

,

After-acquired collateral

,

Annual Percentage Rate

,

Applicable federal rate

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Average price per share

,

Aggregate exercise price

,

At the money

,

Absorption rate

,

After-tax contributions

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Average up

,

Ad valorem

,

After-tax

,

After-hours trading

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Below the line

,

Book inventory

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Book value per share

,

Burn rate

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Barren money

,

Benchmark interest rate

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy the book

,

Broad money

,

Basic earnings per share

,

Balance of payments

,

Bank Rate

,

Base interest rate

,

Board of Governors

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Bailing out

,

Base rate

,

Blended rate

,

Broker loan rate

,

Bust-up takeover

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Borrowed stock

,

Before-tax income

,

Break-even tax rate

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Capitalized interest

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Compound interest

,

Call price

,

CAT bond

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Common stock equivalent

,

Conversion parity price

,

Conversion price

,

Coupon rate

,

Current production rate

,

Call money rate

,

Closed out

,

Code of procedure

,

Capitalization of income

,

Capitalization rate

,

Cap rate

,

Civilian unemployment rate

,

Coincident indicator

,

Command economy

,

Confidence indicator

,

Consumer Price Index

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Cyclical stock

,

Cyclical unemployment

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Cash price

,

Certificated stock

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Commodity-product spread

,

Cash value life insurance policy

,

Casualty insurance

,

Claim

,

CLU

,

Convertible term insurance

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Credit insurance

,

Credit life insurance

,

Callable stock

,

Certificate of stock

,

Consumer stock

,

Control stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Contract for deed

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Cash-out refinancing

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Consumer interest

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Crowding out

,

C shares

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Close out

,

Closing price

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Curbs out

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Deferred interest bond

,

Dollar price

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Do Not Reduce

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Dividend rate

,

Desk (the)

,

Discount rate

,

Division of labor

,

Delivery price

,

Disability insurance

,

Dual life insurance

,

Deal stock

,

Defensive stock

,

Distribution stock

,

Donated stock

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Dirty stock

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Double up

,

Dead cat bounce

,

Depth of market

,

Economic surplus

,

Economic value

,

Effective annual interest rate

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Exact interest

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Ex-legal

,

Either-or order

,

Exchange rate

,

Extended broad money

,

ECI

,

Economic

,

Economic cycle

,

Economic growth

,

Economic growth rate

,

Economic indicator

,

Economic sanctions

,

Economy

,

Employment Cost Index

,

E-mini

,

Exchange for futures

,

Exchange for physical

,

Exchange of spot

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

Excess insurance

,

Executive indemnity insurance

,

Effective tax rate

,

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

,

Employee stock repurchase agreement

,

Ex-all

,

Explicit interest

,

Expiration time

,

Ex-warrants

,

Economic rent

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Even up

,

First In First Out

,

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Fed funds

,

Flight to quality

,

Floating-rate bond

,

Flow of funds

,

Full price

,

Fill or kill

,

Front-ending an order

,

Fiat money

,

Floating exchange rate

,

Foreign exchange rate

,

Forward exchange rate

,

Forward P/E

,

Fully diluted earnings per share

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Fed

,

Fed bias

,

Fed Chairman

,

Federal Reserve Discount Rate

,

Fed pass

,

Free market price

,

Forward price

,

Futures price

,

Fee-for-service

,

First preferred stock

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Full stock

,

Friends and family offering

,

Fixed rate

,

Fixed-rate loan

,

Fixed-Rate Mortgage

,

Floating rate

,

Forward interest rate

,

Forward Rate Agreement

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Federal Insurance Contributions Act

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

Growth stock

,

G-7

,

GDP implicit price deflator

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

Goldilocks economy

,

Gross National Product

,

G-8

,

Group insurance

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House of issue

,

Hang Seng Index

,

Hazard insurance

,

Health insurance

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

High-tech stock

,

Holder in due course

,

Hang out loan

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Head and shoulders

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

Horizontal price movement

,

Interest-bearing

,

In escrow

,

Interest rate collar

,

Interest rate risk

,

Interest rate swap

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

Income stock

,

In line

,

Indicator

,

Industrial production

,

Inflation rate

,

Interest rate futures

,

Interbank Rate

,

Insurable interest

,

Insurance

,

Insurance agent

,

Insurance broker

,

Insurance carrier

,

Insurance claim

,

Insurance examiner

,

Insurance policy

,

Insurance premium

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Interest

,

Interest expense

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

Inc.

,

In intestacy

,

Inter vivos trust

,

Imputed interest

,

Interest deduction

,

Interest-only loan

,

Interest rate

,

Interest rate cap

,

Interest rate ceiling

,

Interest rate floor

,

Inventory financing

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

Inchoate interest

,

Interest-only strip

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Imbalance of orders

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

ITS

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Joint Stock Company

,

Knock-out option

,

Last In First Out

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Lead manager

,

Lead underwriter

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Limit price

,

Lawful money

,

Lagging indicator

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Leading indicator

,

Limit up

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

London Inter-Bank Offer Rate

,

Level premium insurance

,

Level term insurance

,

Life insurance

,

Long-term care insurance

,

Loan stock

,

Letter of comment

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Leading the market

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Money center bank

,

Money order

,

Market conversion price

,

Municipal bond insurance

,

Municipal Bond Insurance Association

,

Make a market

,

Margin rate

,

Market on close order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Money management

,

Medium of exchange

,

Money

,

Managed economy

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Market economy

,

Mature economy

,

Monetary indicator

,

Major medical insurance

,

Mortgage life insurance

,

Marginable stock

,

Market rate

,

Money at call

,

Money factor

,

Mortgage interest deduction

,

Mortgage rate

,

Mill rate

,

Maximum price fluctuation

,

Money flow

,

Net interest margin

,

Near money

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

New York Stock Exchange

,

Nominal rate

,

Non-interest-bearing note

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

No limit order

,

No quote

,

No-Fault

,

Nonparticipating life insurance policy

,

Nonvoting stock

,

No-Action Letter

,

Null and void

,

No-lien affidavit

,

Notice of Default

,

No-load

,

Non-qualified stock option

,

Non-statutory stock option

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

No-load stock

,

Net change

,

No book

,

Off the books

,

One time charge

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Ordinary interest

,

Offering price

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Or better

,

Open economy

,

Operating rate

,

Open interest

,

One-share one-vote rule

,

Optionable stock

,

Original issue stock

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Option price

,

Options Prices Reporting Authority

,

Out of the money

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

Overbought/oversold indicator

,

On close

,

One man picture

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Pooling of interests

,

Pre-depreciation profit

,

Pre-tax profit margin

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Pro forma

,

Property inventory

,

Pass-through coupon rate

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Premium over bond value

,

Premium over conversion value

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Payment for order flow

,

Preferred stock

,

Prior preferred stock

,

P&L

,

Primary earnings per share

,

Provision for income taxes

,

Price index

,

Producer Price Index

,

Parity price

,

Price limit

,

Participating insurance

,

Pre-existing conditions

,

Private Mortgage Insurance

,

Public offering price

,

Permit

,

Per stirpes

,

Pour-over will

,

Power of Attorney

,

Paid up

,

Personal interest

,

Prepaid interest

,

Prime rate

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Purchase-money mortgage

,

Prime rate fund

,

Price spread

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Pre-syndicate bid

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Portfolio insurance

,

Preservation of capital

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Priced out

,

Price range

,

Price-weighted index

,

Reports and Records

,

Retention rate

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Run rate

,

Real interest rate

,

Rate covenant

,

Redemption price

,

Reading the tape

,

Real-time trade reporting

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Real economic growth rate

,

Retail Price Index

,

Reduced paid-up insurance

,

Replacement cost insurance

,

Restricted stock

,

Red herring

,

Regulation A

,

Reverse Take-Over

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Rate-improvement

,

Rate lock

,

Renegotiable rate

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Roll over

,

Rule of 78

,

Roll up

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Real-time

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings and Loan

,

Savings Association Insurance Fund

,

Sight letter of credit

,

Simple interest

,

S&L

,

Stock association

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Series EE bond

,

Spot rate

,

Step-up bond

,

Stock buyback

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell the book

,

Stock loan

,

Stop price

,

Second preferred stock

,

Stock dividend

,

Same-store sales

,

Savings rate

,

Standard of living

,

Supply

,

Supply curve

,

Supply elasticity

,

Supply-side economics

,

Swap rate

,

Settlement price

,

Single stock futures

,

Spot price

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Self insurance

,

Single-premium life insurance

,

Stock life insurance company

,

Survivorship insurance

,

Secondary stock

,

Short interest

,

Short interest ratio

,

Stock bonus plan

,

Stock certificate

,

Stock Clearing Corporation

,

Stock consolidation

,

Stock exchange

,

Stock index

,

Stock market

,

Stock option

,

Stock option plan

,

Stock power

,

Stock screening

,

Stock swap

,

Stock symbol

,

Stock ticker

,

Severally but not jointly

,

Subscription price

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Security interest

,

Start rate

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Stock fund

,

Selling the spread

,

Step-up warrant

,

Synthetic stock

,

Special use property

,

Step-up lease

,

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

,

Share price

,

Split-adjusted price

,

Stock list

,

Story stock

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

S Corporation

,

Self-employment tax

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Standard mileage rate

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Same Day Funds Settlement

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

Smart money

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Stopped out

,

Times interest earned

,

Time deposit

,

Time draft

,

T-Bill

,

Term to maturity

,

Take a position

,

Time order

,

Trailing P/E

,

Tight money

,

Term insurance

,

Title insurance

,

Treasury Stock

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Teaser rate

,

Time note

,

Truth in Lending

,

Time spread

,

Tenancy at will

,

Time-sharing

,

Top hat plan

,

The Street

,

Time stop

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Technical indicator

,

Top out

,

Take a bath

,

Target price

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Unemployment

,

Unemployment rate

,

Umbrella liability insurance

,

Unearned interest

,

Up volume

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Variable rate

,

Value stock

,

Vetoing stock

,

Voting stock

,

Watch list

,

With interest

,

Wage price spiral

,

Work force

,

Waiver of premium

,

Watered stock

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

When, as, and if issued

,

X or XD

,

Year-over-year

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares


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