Definitions for "leading indicator"
A leading indicator is an economic gauge that records changes before the overall...
A change in a measurable economic factor that is evident before the economy starts to follow a specific trend.
A measure, often economic, that occurs before others. For example, the numbers of job advertisements and new housing approvals are leading indicators of economic growth. The opposite of a lagging indicator.
Keywords:  ldc, regulator
LDC Lead regulator
a predictor of future performance
A measure that focuses on future performance (e.g. investments in employees, technologies, etc.).