Summary: Understanding the economy is essential for all of us as it provides an indication for the decisions we have to make, decisions relative to savings, investments, purchasing or selling, having a family, borrowing for a flat or a house... The economy has its own language, which is comprehensible if we care to read the indicators. We are often irrational and so is the economy. We know ups and downs and so does the economy. We call them the economic cycles. They will always be with us. We are the economy and we shall remain full of contradictions and surprises and so will the economy. But, it is possible to develop a feel for things to come by means of a coherent and consistent interpretation of the economic indicators, the language of the economy. It is possible to listen to what the economy is telling us!