Other Economic and Forecasting Resources

AAII Investor Sentiment Survey

The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are bullish, bearish, and neutral on the stock market for the next six months.

AAII Investor Sentiment Survey

Gross Output Measure and Skousen B2B Index

For a discussion of the new Gross Output measure, which is a broader measure of U.S. economic activity than GDP alone; and the Skousen B2B Index, a measure of spending in the entire supply chain, please see the links below:

Gross Output and Skousen B2B Index

CATO Institute Presentation on Gross Output

To review the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) data on Gross Output, click on the following link:

Gross Output By Industry

Economic Resource Centers

Barron’s business and financial weekly, published by Dow Jones (publisher of the Wall Street Journal), is an excellent resource of data, insight, and thoughtful articles on the markets and investing.


Econoday offers some excellent resources for understanding and forecasting the economy. The link below takes you to Econoday’s Economic Calendar and Economic Events and Analysis sections.

Econoday’s Economic Calendar

Factset provides financial data and analysis for institutional research on a world-wide basis. Factset’s Thought Leadership series provides very insightful data useful for economic, financial, and investment decision making.

Factset Thought Leadership

The Wall Street Journal’s Economy section is a good source of information and insights into the world-wide economy. Both the print and online versions of the Wall Street Journal may be used. The link below provides access to the online edition of the Wall Street Journal.

Wall Street Journal Economy

The Yield Curve, especially an Inverted Yield Curve, can be a predictor of economic conditions. The following is a link the 10-year minus the 2-year yield curve differential.

Yield Curve 10-Year Minus 2-Year Differential