Car Sales

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Definition:  Car Sales is the first piece of economic data released every month.  It is a leading indicator of economic activity.  Also it is the first indicator to turn down when the economy goes into recession and the first to rise when it rebounds.

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Source: Automobile manufacturers

Frequency: Every 10 days (three times per month).

Availability:  Three business days after the end of the period.

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Volatility: Moderate

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