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Economic Report: Gross Domestic Product

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Economics Report Outline

I. General Macroeconomic indicators

A. Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

1. Definition of GDP.

2. Change in GDP from quarter one to current quarter.

B. Unemployment Rate

1. The change in unemployment rate from October to November.

C. Inflation Rate

1. Explanation of Inflation Rate.

2. Current inflation rate along with graph.

II. Monetary Policy

A. Major announcements by the FED

1. Brief definition of monetary policy

2. The FEDs effects and general announcements.

B. Interest Rates

1. Details on the rise of interest rates.

C. Money Supply Growth

1. Definition of money supply and current changes.

III. Financial Markets

A. Stock Indicators

1. Details on the different indicators that affect U.S. stock

B. Bond Market Indicators

1. Details on the different indicators that affect the Bond Market.

IV. Work Cited

ECONOMIC REPORT

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the total market value of all the final goods and services produced within a nation's borders in a given time period. Each goods and services produced and brought in the market has a price. The price of the total output is called as GDP. It can be measured by either cumulating all the income earned in the economy or all the spending in the economy and both measures should roughly equate to the same total.

The Gross domestic income includes the following items:

1) Wages and salaries paid to the labor force.

2) Corporate profits earned by the country's businesses.

3) Interest charged by lenders (i.e., banks).

4) Taxes collected by governments.

The Gross domestic expenditure includes the following items:

1) Consumer spending on items such as food, clothing, services, and other items.

2) Investments in plant, equipment, inventories & household residences.

3) Government spending for defense, roads, schools, and other items.

4) The value of exports minus imports.

Two ways to measure GDP

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