A new study using music streaming data to measure national mood underlines how much stock markets are governed by emotion rather than rational calculation.
Coronavirus seems to be on a collision course with the US economy and its 12-year bull market.
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An economist explains how a virus like COVID-19 could disrupt the US economy – and why it’s too soon to freak out just yet.
The emotions associated with trends in popular music and lyrics can predict economic sentiment.
Business leaders in ASX categories relying on household spending, have stronger than average positive outlook on the future.
The sentiment of business leaders has remained positive and improved over the past 12 months according to our analysis.
Years from now, she’ll probably be ready to part with her photo assistant.
Most Americans cling to things with sentimental value that we no longer need. Taking pictures of these possessions may make it easier to give them away.
It’s important to know what consumers are thinking and feeling.
Economists have been tracking how consumers feel for decades now. But what does it all mean?
Difficult to measure, easy to see.
Understanding fear is a useful tool for any investor.
Political parties can’t rely on a halo effect from election year budgets.
More often than not, Australians find budgets hard to like. But research shows a fascinating response on voting intentions.
The key indicators of the health of the economy are the unemployment rate, inflation rate and economic growth.
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The key economic indicators to look out for on budget night.
Treasurer Joe Hockey is busy selling his budget to the electorate.
Consumer sentiment has tumbled to levels not seen since August 2011, in a post-budget drop economists say does not reflect the real state of the economy. According to the monthly Westpac Melbourne Institute…
Christmas consumer ritualism: how will Christmas 2013 pan out for retailers?
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Consumer Sentiment fell by 4.8% in December, but despite the drop other indicators still point toward a robust Christmas period for retailers. Retail trade recorded its strongest result for three consecutive…