How Misleading Economic Data Increases Investor Risks
Most investors heaved a sigh of relief when the nation's gross domestic product, a broad measure of economic activity, rose 3.5% in the third quarter , signaling that the recession had ended. But that figure was revised downward to 2.8%, and on December 22, revised again by the Bureau of Labor Statistics -- to 2.2% . This 37% reduction in GDP certainly calls the entire data collection process -- and the value of these "headline" numbers -- into question. Continue reading How Misleading Economic Data Increases Investor Risks How Misleading Economic Data Increases Investor Risks originally appeared on DailyFinance on Mon, 28 Dec 2009 13:30:00. Filed Under: Economy , Investing Permalink | Tweet this! | Comments
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