Published on January 25, 2016
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Learning Team Assignment: Learning Team Project Macroeconomic Forecast Component Include the following in this paper; Identify a list of five economic indicators which will be the subject of this paper. In addition to real GDP, the unemployment rate, and the inflation rate, focus on at least two of the following : A key interest rate (I suggest the 10-year Treasury rate) Housing starts Oil prices Auto sales Foreign exchange rate (either a trade weighted index or dollar versus yen, pound, Euro, Yuan, etc.) Look at the trends related to the historical relationship between the economy as measured by the economic indicators you identified above and the success of the firm that is the subject of your Learning Team project. A good measure of your firm's success is its historical stock prices. See the Resources on the Internet posted in the Week 1 Recommended Activities for sources of historical economic data. Some examples of sources for historical economic data include; Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Assemble two or three macroeconomic forecasts for each of the economic indicators that you chose to focus on in your paper. See the Resources on the Internet posted in the Week 1 Recommended Activities for sources of economic forecasts. Examples of sources for economic forecasts include the Congressional Budget Office, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Livingston Survey, the Mortgage Banker's Association, and the National Association of Homebuilders). The annual forecasts should be national and should be for the next two years.