7 Quirky Economic Indicators – from Dogs to Guns
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7 Quirky Economic Indicators – from Dogs to Guns

Investors and financial analysts are always searching for signals as to where the economy is heading. But some are looking beyond the minutes of Federal Reserve meetings, payroll data and other predictable sources, Reuters reports. Sure, you’ve heard of skirt length as an indicator of economic growth or lack thereof, but what about weddings and landfills? With the recovery still tepid, here are some surprising signposts that might reveal the direction of the economy, according to this Reuters article.  

Dog Shows
Gun Permit Background Checks
Food Stamps
Wedding TV Commercials
Shopping Mall Traffic
Landfill Data
Performance of Madewell clothing chain

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