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