Tracking U.S. Macroeconomic Data and the Economy

Are you or members of your staff missing the link between economic theories learned in business school and their practical real-world application? Do you find yourself looking at macroeconomic data and feeling uncertain as to how to interpret and use the numbers? Do you wish you had a clearer understanding of the figures quoted by The Wall Street Journal or Financial Times and a better ability to apply those figures? If so, the Workshop on Tracking U.S. Macroeconomic Data could be the perfect solution for you.

Our workshop will focus on:

  • the sources and definitions of data;
  • what Wall Street looks for in data releases;
  • historical trends and current issues;
  • underlying factors determining the data;
  • rules of thumb (what constitutes a "good" or "bad" number);
  • implications for financial markets, foreign exchange rates, and commodities prices; and
  • identifying the indicators that explain your product sales and production costs.
  • This groundbreaking workshop teaches you the keys to comprehending the ins and outs of economic analyses and forecasts. After taking part in our workshop, you will have the background to understand how current U.S. macroeconomic conditions may affect your business strategies. This knowledge makes you even more productive and provides greater job satisfaction.

    Part of the workshop includes a presentation from GECA experts concerning the content and interpretation of U.S. economic data. Between these sessions are interactive discussions, where participants raise their own questions and experiences concerning economic data.

    Participants are encouraged to bring a list of questions concerning how economic data can be used in everyday decisionmaking. This part of the workshop presents the opportunity to focus on your company, and to explore how our suggestions may help resolve your problems. In this manner, each participant is assured of gaining a thorough understanding of how macroeconomic developments affect your company.

    The workshop will benefit members of various professions, including:

  • corporate planners and economists,
  • financial analysts and accountants,
  • bank loan officers,
  • asset managers,
  • pension board members,
  • economic reporters,
  • financial market traders, and
  • any others who need to use macroeconomic data to perform their jobs.
  • With this training, participants will know how to use the proper data for the job and will be able to ask effective questions when seeking help or additional data.

    You may download the program for Tracking International Macroeconomic Data and Economies here (.doc).
    To register, contact our headquarters.

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