Episode 10

In the Toilet: Macroeconomic indicators

Which macroeconomic indicators should we look at to understand where markets are heading?

How important are labour market indicators such as nonfarm payrolls, initial jobless claims and the unemployment rate? And what impact do housing and credit market indicators - such as the senior loan officers survey - have on markets?

How do these different data points influence federal reserve policy and the wider economy?

In this week's Dumb Question of the Week, we ask: Does global equity always rise in the long term? And if so, why?

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Ramin Nakisa

Ramin is an investment coach, YouTuber and founder of PensionCraft.

He worked for 15 years as an investment banking strategist and has published two books: “A Financial Bestiary” and “Invest in Fear”.
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Michael Pugh

Michael is a media executive in London, working in news, television and music.

He is an enthusiastic amateur investor and new dad.