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Economic data that trail the economy, rising or falling after the economy has shifted. Examples of lagging indicators include expenditures for new plants and equipment, commercial and industrial loans outstanding, and unemployment rates for medium and long-term unemployed.
Economic variables which tend to follow movements in the economy as a whole (eg. trade figures) and whose publication confirms things that have already happened rather than pointing to emerging trends. (Opposite of Leading Indicators).
Statistics that tend to occur after a change in economic activity or market pricing. They can be used as confirmation of a change in trend.
Last notice day Last Trading Day Leading Indicators
Economic indicators that follow rather than precede a country's overall pace of economic activity
Economic indicators, such as the unemployment rate and business spending, that have a delayed reaction to the overall pace of the economy.
A selection of statistical data that, on average, indicate highs and lows in the business cycle behind the economy as a whole. For example, business expenditures for new equipment, short-term business loans, and overall value of manufacturing and trade inventories.
Economic indicators that confirm what has already happened in the economy rather than pointing to emerging trends.
Market indicators showing the general direction of the economy and confirming or denying the trend implied by the leading indicators. Also referred to as concurrent indicators.
Six lagging indicators issued by the government consisting of unemployment rate, corporate expenditures, labor cost per unit, loans outstanding, bank interest rates and book value of trade inventories, trail behind aggregate economic activity.
These are market indicators that often continue an upward trend after the peak of the economy has been signalled by other economic indicators leading indicators.