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11 Numbers That Tell the Story of the Economy Right Now

From the price of coffee to the national debt as a percentage of GDP, these 11 numbers provide a picture of a fast changing global economy.

CoinDesk Insights
Aug 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:41 a.m. UTC

From the price of coffee to the national debt as a percentage of GDP, these 11 numbers provide a picture of a fast changing global economy. 

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This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comBitstamp and Nexo.io.

Mainstream financial media loves reporting the stock market like it's the only economic indicator that matters. On this episode, NLW breaks down 11 numbers that together tell a much more complete story, including:

  • Record price of gold
  • Square’s bitcoin revenue
  • National debt as a percentage of GDP
  • Fall of the Turkish lira 
  • Price of coffee, sugar and cocoa
  • Housing in auto demand
  • Anti-Chinese sentiment in the U.S.

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