### Which series diverged most from the us series

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1. Using a source of international statistics, compare the percentage change in the following economic data for Japan, Germany, Canada, and the United States for a recent year. What were the differences, and which country or countries differed most from the United States?

a. Aggregate output (GDP)

b. Consumer price index

2. Using a recent edition of Barron's, examine the weekly percentage change in the stock price indexes for Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States. For each of three weeks, which foreign series moved most closely with the U.S. series? Which series diverged most from the U.S. series? Discuss these results as they relate to international diversification.

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