Economic Indicators – An Introduction, Inflation & Employment and National Accounts
This e-training programme comprises 3 topics/tutorials. Answer all quiz questions at the end of each tutorial in order to complete the training.
A) Economic Indicators – An Introduction (Estimated Completion Time: 60 Minutes)
This tutorial describes the proves used to compile and publish economic indicators such as consumer price indexes as well as showing how to interpret these indicators when making financial and investment decisions.
B) Economic Indicators – Inflation & Employment (Estimated Completion Time: 75 Minutes)
Inflation and employment/unemployment reports are major economic indicators that impact financial markets. The prices of various financial instruments often react sharply to fluctuations in these variables, particularly if the released data contains some unexpected figures. This tutorial looks at a number of inflation and employment indicators in detail, and describes how these reports filter through to affect the prices of various financial instruments. A number of real-life examples from recent years are included to demonstrate how inflation and employment data impact financial markets in practice.
C) Economic Indicators – National Accounts (Estimated Completion Time: 75 Minutes)
The key national accounts figure for the financial markets is usually the percentage change in real GDP in the most-recent quarter, which helps confirm the rate of economic growth. For this reason, GDP is sometimes regarded as the ‘holy grail’ of economic indicators. Because of the detail available in GDP reports, they provide comprehensive information on supply and demand conditions, including information on any imbalances that may be developing over the business cycle. This tutorial looks at the importance of GDP as an economic indicator for the financial markets. Fundamental concepts and jargon that are key to interpreting national account statistics are explained in detail. The tutorial also describes the general reaction of the various markets to GDP reports.
Terms and Conditions:
1) Each e-training programme takes approximately 3 hours to complete.
2) In order to qualify for Continuing Education credits from SGX, please complete all quiz questions found at the end of each tutorial (a 70% pass rate is required) by 31 December 2018.
3) Access to the e-training materials is valid for 3 months from the date the access is issued. Trading Representative who requires Continuing Education Credit and registered at the last quarter of 2018, access is valid till 31 December 2018 (i.e. access given on 24 November 2018, access is valid till 31 December 2018).
4) Upon successful registration, an email with the access details and password would be sent to you within 2 working days.
5) If participants wish to make any changes to their application or request for a refund, written notice should be given within 10 business days of receiving the access ID and password to the online programme and provided the access has not been utilised. There will be an administrative fee of 20% of the fees paid. There will be no changes or refund if notice is given thereafter or if the access has been utilised.
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