the IPSOS GCC index

In short: “The IPSOS Global Consumer Confidence Index measures the consumer spending and future outlook over a certain category and time”. The consumer confidence index started in 1967 and is benchmarked to 1985 = 100. This year was chosen because it was neither a peak nor a trough. The index…

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Leading and lagging indicators

In short: Technical traders use indicators to identify market patterns and trends. Most of these indicators fall into two categories: leading and lagging. Leading tries to predict the future, Lagging shows exactly what has been. What is a leading technical indicator? A leading indicator is a tool designed to anticipate…

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