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Lagging Indicators

An economic indicator which tends to follow movements in the economy as a whole- such as those of business spending, the unemployment rate and trade figures- and whose publication confirms things that have already happened rather than pointing to emerging trends. The opposite of Leading Indicators. Also a technical analysis term for mathematical formulas which follow price movements on a chart. They can be used to confirm trends and generate buy and sell signals.