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The Money Supply as a Key Economic Indicator

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Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, select a key economic indicator. Discuss how the indicator was created and its current value. What does this key indicator say about the current economic condition?

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The U.S. money supply can be found at:
http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M1?cid=25

The M1 indicator is a measure of the supply of funds that are available for immediate spending. It is calculated by totaling cash, travellers' checks, ...

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Analysis of what the money supply (M1), a key economic indicator, can tell us about the current economic condition.

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