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Barometer  

Definition 1.

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

Definition 2.

An instrument used to forecast trends. For example, a barometer stock is a stock that has a price trend indicative of the market.
 

Definition 3.

Economic and market data used to indicate overall trends. Examples are unemployment rates, interest rates, consumer spending, and housing starts.
 
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