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Spreads vs professional forecasters as predictors of future output change. / Aretz, K; Peel, D.

In: Journal of Forecasting, Vol. 29, No. 6, 2010, p. 517-522.

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Aretz, K ; Peel, D. / Spreads vs professional forecasters as predictors of future output change. In: Journal of Forecasting. 2010 ; Vol. 29, No. 6. pp. 517-522.

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