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Leading indicator

• A measurable economic factor that changes just before a particular pattern or trend emerges. Leading indicators are believed to predict changes in the economy. Examples include new orders for durable goods, slowdowns in deliveries by vendors, and numbers of building permits issued. See also: Coincident Indicator; Lagging Indicator.

 
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