Managing investments involves monitoring and managing opportunity and risk in the markets. Economic health can influence opportunity and risk within the markets, particularly on a long-term basis. Because of this, we think it’s important for every investor to keep a pulse on core economic trends. To help you do this, Advanced Asset Management Advisors evaluates a suite of relevant economic indicators in one, easy-to-digest dashboard. So bookmark this page, and stay up-to-date on the factors influencing the markets and your portfolios.
Last Updated: May 12, 2022
Core Economic Indicators
Core economic indicators are the four main components of GDP. These indicators serve as a good base representation of our overall economic health, as marked by economic expansion within the United States.
The four core economic indicators are combined to comprise the total GDP calculation. See below a breakdown of the primary data points that contribute to each component.
Consumption (historically, the largest contributor to GDP)
- Durable Goods
- Nondurable Goods
- Fixed Investment
- Residential Investment
- Nonresidential Investment
- Intellectual Property Products
- Change In Private Inventories
- Federal Spending
- National Defense
- State And Local Spending
- Exports (Goods & Services)
- Imports (Goods & Services)
Consumer Impact Indicators
Consumer impact indicators are all related to consumption—the largest contributing core economic indicator to GDP (historically). These indicators tend to be more volatile and more intertwined with short-term market trends (consumption drives earnings, which typically drive the market). As such, these indicators may provide context into present-day market movement.