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Measures and Indicators: GDP, national income, unemployment, inflation

My reference organization is Walmart

Referring to indicators of performance, particularly indicators of improving or decreasing levels of performance used by Walmart.

Please address the following questions:

1. What are the three best macro-economic indicators that you could use to assess conditions that apply to Walmart? Explain carefully.

2. What do these indicators suggest about the future prospects of Walmart?

3. Find out and report the present (most recent) level of one key macro-economic indicator and write a paragraph on the implications of its recent monthly or quarterly change for Walmart.

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Question 1
Three of the best macro-economic indicators that I could use to assess conditions that apply to wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) are the gross domestic product, unemployment rate and the inflation rate.
First, the GDP tracks the value of the goods and services produced in the United States and in other countries that Wal-Mart operates in. Thus, GDP gives an indication of the relative purchasing power of a nation and purchasing power is the value of money for buying goods and services which include the goods and ...

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The solution discusses macro-economic indicators of GDP, national income, unemployment and inflation for Walmart.

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