We are holding a contest, giving away a few tickets to next week’s Big Picture Conference.

Go to Business Insider, and answer this question:

“What is your favorite economic or market indicator – the one you would bring to a desert island – and why?”

Pop an answer into the comments there and you may win a free ticket!


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Category: Investing, Psychology

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

11 Responses to “Big Picture Conference Ticket Contest”

  1. VennData says:

    One over Don Luskin.

  2. VennData says:

    Jimmy Kimmel Asks Pedestrians If They Prefer Obamacare Or The Affordable Care Act


  3. jadogsl says:

    Sr Debt

    If you monitor Sr Debt via Floating Rate funds you have an indicator without false signals

    The last 2 times this indicator went bearish were Fall of 2008 and Spring of 2012.
    It correspondingly returned bullish in Summer of 2009 and late Summer 2011.

    Why doze it work ? Because if the cost of capital for most U.S. Companies then there is a fundamental impact on the economy.

  4. Bomber Girl says:

    If I wanted to be rescued, I suppose I might opt for “shipbuilding” starts or the like. If I liked it on the desert island, I doubt I would be in need of a market or economic indicator, other than local conditions for refreshment purchases.

  5. Tim says:

    The percentage of S&P 100 stocks above their 200 DMA

  6. advsys says:

    3 minutes of daily Art Cashin.

  7. Willy2 says:

    I do have a favourite indicator but I am not telling you because I won’t come to the conference. Even if you would pay for my airfare I am simply not able to make to the conference.

  8. rdkaye says:

    I like the super bowl indicator.


    Even though it is a ‘tongue in cheek’ indicator, the fact that anyone would propose that the moves of the market are somehow tied to the results of a sports contest reminds me why I’m really much better off in index funds. There are too many managers out there with wacky ideas.

  9. yertiz says:

    The Lagavulin (or Maker’s Mark ) index. As the market improves for investors, there is a shortage of aged fine single malt/whiskey.

  10. casper says:

    U6 unemployment rate. This is the most comprehensive indictior of our labor force. Wage growth which is a derivative of the unemployment rate is the key input for inflation. Long term, GDP growth is a function of increases in productivity and the workforce. Over the short term,, the unemployment picture would be the best indicator of workforce growth. Demographic trends would be the best long term indicator but that is not an economic indicator.

  11. ravenchris says:

    My indicator would be the level of confidence I have in being rescued.