by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D.
Economic Data the Most Significant Market Influence
Financial markets are influenced by many factors, the most significant of which (on a day-to-day basis) are the economic data. Knowing the underlying trends in the economy, the sentiments of Federal Reserve policymakers, and the schedule of critical economic data releases helps investors make informed decisions. To do this requires going beyond the headlines, sifting through the details, and singling out the essential elements in the economic environment.
On a daily basis, RJ&A Senior Economist Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., provides information on current economic data releases, expectations for future data releases, Federal Reserve policy, and interest rates. Dr. Brown's work includes weekly and monthly written commentary, special reports, and in-depth analysis of economic issues. Title:
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