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Economic and market data that represent an overall trend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an example of a stock market barometer.

Barometer Stock

A stock in a well-known or highly-regarded company in a given sector. The performance of a barometer stock is considered to be an indicator of the performance of its particular sector or industry. The term "barometer stock" is chiefly British; in the U.S., the primary term is bellwether stock.


An indicator of fluctuations. For example, the S&P 500 is a barometer for stock market movements. Likewise, long-term interest rates are a barometer of inflationary expectations.
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The meniscus on the top of the mercury, however, causes anomalies in accuracy and the signpost or angle barometer was never regarded as an accurate enough scientific instrument.
The Welsh Business Barometer is an independent survey of business performance and confidence, which acts as an early indicator of Wales' future economy.
Welcoming the latest consumer insights from the Consumer Barometer, Waseem Afzal, Head of Digital at OMD media agency, said: "We need more consumer data in the region and tools such as this are critical to the growth of the digital industry.
Several weeks of meticulous work later and the transformed barometer, re-silvered and polished, is now hanging in the hall of her home, a very special addition to the family-made clocks and watches the writer and freelance journalist has collected over the years.
Once you have the first mark for air pressure, students can then use the barometer and gauge to predict coming weather patterns.
Just pipped to the post for second place in the overall barometer by Budapest, the Czech capital was the cheapest of the 10 cities surveyed for meals, drinks and Christmas snacks (PS63.
The results of the Barometer, which assessed and ranked the financial literacy levels of people in 28 markets, were released today, in which India emerged 23rd in the overall ranking and is just ahead of Morocco, South Africa and Vietnam.
KPMG developed the Africa Fraud Barometer to form a bigger picture of fraud prevalence in Africa.
com)-- Building on the successful completion and industry wide recognition of the 2011 European Digital Barometer survey, Across Health announces the launch of the US Digital Barometer survey on September 8, 2011.
com LP, a US-based online travel company, has announced a new tool, Summer Travel Pricing Barometer.
ISLAMABAD, April 12, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Despite the devastation caused by floods of previous year and the constrained availability of energy, the economy has been showing distinct signs of recovery, according to Business Barometer released by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) here Monday.
PREDICT Can a homemade barometer sense changes in air pressure?