How Indicators Influence Market Conditions


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Which of the following indicators gauges the total economic output of an economy in order to forecast movement in the stock market?

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1. Which of the following statements about technical analysis and technical indicators is FALSE?

2. _____ measures market volatility to forecast significant changes in stock prices.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Investors don't just buy and sell stocks willy-nilly! They use a series of indicators, or economic signposts, to evaluate market conditions before making decisions. Use these helpful materials to learn about seven different indicators that are usually consulted before major investment decisions are made.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz combo will test you on the following economic and technical concepts:

  • The total economic output of an economy
  • Declining and advancing stocks
  • Market volatility
  • Short term technical indicators

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about movement in the stock market
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as economic and technical indicators
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the short term technical indicators to measure market conditions

Additional Learning

There is also a related lesson called How Indicators Influence Market Conditions. The corresponding lesson on the impact of indicators on market conditions will prepare you to:

  • Discuss why investors use employment to gauge the state of the market
  • Explain the relationship between inflation and interest rates
  • Distinguish between economic and technical indicators
  • Describe how to calculate and interpret different technical indicators, such as the Absolute Breadth Index