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Chicago Fed’s Midwest Economy Index To Be Discontinued in June 2021
Fri, 14 May 2021 13:13:00 +0000 -

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has announced they will discontinue the Midwest Economy Index (MEI) after its June 2021 release, given the discontinuation of several underlying data series and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the remaining … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Brave-Butters-Kelley Indexes
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:22:20 +0000 -

FRED has added the Brave-Butters-Kelley Indexes (BBKI), a research project from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The BBK Coincident and Leading Indexes and Monthly GDP Growth for the U.S. are constructed from a large panel of monthly measures of … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Index of Global Real Economic Activity
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:27:22 +0000 -

This index from the Dallas Fed, developed by Lutz Kilian, measures global real economic activity in industrial commodity markets. This business-cycle index is expressed in percent deviations from trend. It is derived from a panel of dollar-denominated global bulk dry … Continue reading

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FRED Adds U.S. Patent Data
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:42:24 +0000 -

FRED has added two releases from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with over 4,000 series on patents granted in the U.S. The first release, U.S. Granted Utility Patents by Counties and CBSAs, has U.S. granted utility patents … Continue reading

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FRED Adds New National Rate Cap Series
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:37:09 +0000 -

These 53 series represent the changes that the FDIC implemented after redefining the “national rate” as follows: the average of rates paid by all insured depository institutions and credit unions for which data are available, with rates weighted by each … Continue reading

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FRED and ALFRED Celebrate New Milestones!
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 13:06:49 +0000 -

We’re pleased to announce that FRED is celebrating 30 years as a trusted leader in providing economic data! And archival FRED (ALFRED) is celebrating 15 years of storing real-time vintages of FRED data! The invitation list for this celebration includes … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Key European Central Bank Interest Rates
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 21:41:32 +0000 -

FRED has added three new series: the key interest rates set by the Governing Council of the ECB for the euro area. These interest rates include: The deposit facility rate, which banks may use to make overnight deposits with the Eurosystem. … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Data from the FDIC’s QBP
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 18:45:49 +0000 -

FRED has added 153 series from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Quarterly Banking Profile (QBP). The QBP provides the earliest comprehensive summary of financial results for all FDIC-insured institutions. These series provide quarterly aggregate U.S. data since 1984. Also, the … Continue reading

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FRED Adds SOFR Averages and Index
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:09:25 +0000 -

These four series are an extension of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR). The SOFR averages are compounded averages of the SOFR over rolling 30-, 90-, and 180-calendar-day periods. The SOFR Index measures the cumulative impact of compounding the SOFR … Continue reading

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FRED Updates Money Stock Measures (H.6), Discontinues Money Zero Maturity
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 21:07:15 +0000 -

The Board of Governors has made several changes to the H.6 statistical release, “Money Stock Measures,” to reflect changes announced on December 17, 2020.  As of February 23, 2021, the H.6 statistical release is published at a monthly frequency, on … Continue reading

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