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Definition of

lagging indicator


economic factor confirming change in economic trend a measurable economic factor, for example, corporate profits or unemployment, that changes after the economy has already moved to a new trend, which it can confirm but not predict.

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Definitions of ’lagging indicator’ and meaning of ’lagging indicator’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’lagging indicator’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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