Briefing.com Economist Named a Top Forecaster for Fourth Consecutive Year
CHICAGO, IL - March 21, 2007 – Briefing.com Chief Economist, Timothy Rogers, has been named a top economic forecaster by USA Today for 2006. He is the only economist to place in the top ten each of the past four years, surpassing all other Wall Street economists and independent forecasters.
Rogers, who has been analyzing and forecasting economic, Federal Reserve and Treasury information since 1987, ranks number nine this year. Richard DeKaser, chief economist for National City, ranks number one and Stuart Hoffman, chief economist for PNC Financial Services Group, ranks number two.
"I am proud to once again be among the top ten USA Today forecasters and among such a fine group of experts," says Rogers. "Briefing.com clients trust the unbiased analysis we provide in our Economic Insight, Economic View and Economic Briefing commentary, given that we are the only firm to rank in the top ten over the last four years."
USA Today, which has more readers than any newspaper in the country, uses statistical methods to assess the joint accuracy of the predictions, scoring each on a percentage basis of how similar the quarterly forecast was to the actual outcomes of the economy.
The economists, whose identities were unknown to those gathering the data, received four scores - one for each quarterly survey - and were ranked on the average of those scores.
"Briefing.com's objective and consistently accurate analysis have been the keys to our years of success serving Wall Street traders and individual investors," says Dick Green, president of Briefing.com. "No other firm can match our depth of products and reputation for quality analysis."
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