Composite Index

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Composite Index

An alternate term for an index.
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The change is largely attributable to a downward revision of some composite indexes including industrial production data due to seasonal adjustments.
All three of the Conference Board's composite indexes the leading, coincident, and lagging indicators of economic activity--rose in October.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is revising its composite indexes of leading, coincident, and lagging indicators, the key indexes in its analytic system designed to help predict peaks and troughs in the business cycle.
The improved methodology for calculating the composite indexes is derived from the "modified" methodology, described in an article in the June 1992 Survey of Current Business, that has been used to calculate the alternative coincident index presented each month in the Survey on page C-21.
At the forefront of BEA's cyclical indicators system are the composite indexes of leading, coincident, and lagging indicators.
Because the combination of prompt availability and reasonable accuracy is an especially important requirement of composite indexes, only monthly series that are available on a timely basis and are not subject to large revisions are considered when selecting components of the three composites.

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