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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.
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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.
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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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Most expensive of all for the 13 Beach Barometer destinations was Sorrento in southern Italy.
Developed jointly by DHL and Accenture, the DHL Global Trade Barometer provides a quarterly outlook on future trade, taking into consideration the import and export data of seven large economies: China, South Korea, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Similar to the intelligence aggregated by Panjiva, the DHL Global Trade Barometer is designed to provide deep insights into specific issues, for example the main macroeconomic factors that are affecting trade trends or the countries and regions that are driving global trade.
Chemical Activity Barometer for the Latest Six Months and Year-Ago Month (*) Dec-16 Jul-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 CAB (3 MMA) 115.21 117.57 117.71 117.85 118.34 118.85 % M/M 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.4 % Y/Y 4.3 3.6 3.4 3.1 3.3 3.5 CAB 115.67 117.78 117.88 117.88 119.25 119.41 % M/M 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.0 1.2 0.1 % Y/Y 4.6 3.3 3.2 2.8 3.7 3.8 Dec-17 CAB (3 MMA) 119.53 % M/M 0.6 % Y/Y 3.7 CAB 119.92 % M/M 0.4 % Y/Y 3.7 (*) Percentage changes may not reflect index values due to rounding.
THE Welsh economy is showing signs of steady growth, according to the latest Welsh Business Barometer, published by South and Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce and the West Cheshire and North Wales Chambers of Commerce.
The local stock barometer slipped below the 8,200 mark on Tuesday on further profit-taking after its recent ascent to new highs.
Purdue University and the CME Group launch the "Ag Economy Barometer."
BRITS planning city breaks in Europe this spring will find the best bargains by heading east, according to the Post Office Travel Money City Costs Barometer.
Figures from KPMG's Fraud Barometer, which measures fraud cases with losses of PS100,000 or more reaching UK courts, counted six cases in the North East between January and June 2015.
Lloyds Bank, part of the British government backed lender Lloyds Banking Group (LSE:LLOY) on Monday reported that the Lloyds Bank Business Confidence Barometer showed that UK business confidence declined in July to a five-month low.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-July 1, 2015-Lloyds Bank Business Confidence Barometer shows confidence maintains eight month high