Investors >The Economy

Information about how fast prices are going up, the amount of products American industries make and sell, and how many people have jobs, are some of the most important things that affect the stock market. In this section, we will show you how these factors make stock prices go up and down.

The government publishes all these data to tell the public how the economy is doing. Some investors use this information as a basis for deciding whether to keep their money in the stock market or move it to other investments they consider safer or more profitable. This section discusses how financial information by the U.S. Government affect the behavior of investors. It also discusses how investor expectations affect the market, and how the economy cycles from boom to bust.

The links on the left menu bar will explain it all in a language you can easily understand.