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google searches got a hermit signed dog show entries not the statistics you'd expect and duster to watch but some professional money managers are looking at those and host of other nontraditional often quirky indicators for a clearer picture of where the economy is really heading , writers just a twinkle is covering the story one investor is looking at a dog show entries which is probably the most unusual and i heard about this is disposable income at , and she thinks it's a great indicator and i people willing to part with their money for the shows and she sing attendance go down so she saying that's not a great sign for the economy , another investor tax background checks on firearms and has more people willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for guns might mean the economy is improving , but an increase in google searches for food stamps makes them less optimistic , all these efforts are an attempt to get a better picture of what the economy is doing right now , investors still traditional indicators which often cover periods that are weeks or months old i. q. backwards looking , it also helps make sense of conflicting data jobless benefits are a fifteen year level and the g. d. p. data that came out recently showed that the economy is kind of slowing down so this helps people saying a camera which one is it is the economy growing or is it not , but these offbeat data points can be conflicting as well and don't provide a full picture on their own , and while investors aren't relying solely on these measures many hope they'll provide a little insight that that them apart from the rest of wall street