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FRED Announcements – St. Louis Fed Economic Research

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FRED Adds Optimal Blue Mortgage Market Indices
Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:39:41 +0000 - FRED has added 17 new series from the Optimal Blue Mortgage Market Indices (OBMMI). Calculated from actual locked rates with consumers across more than one-third of all mortgage transactions closed nationwide, OBMMI provides multiple mortgage pricing indices developed around the … Continue reading
FRED Adds Historical Daily Federal Funds Rate Data from Anbil, Carlson, Hanes, and Wheelock
Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:34:55 +0000 - The daily federal funds rate release provides four new daily series found in A New Daily Federal Funds Rate Series and History of the Federal Funds Market, 1928-1954. Economists Sriya Anbil, Mark A. Carlson, Christopher Hanes, and David C. Wheelock … Continue reading
FRED Adds Manufactured Housing Survey
Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:18:58 +0000 - FRED has added 28 new series from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Manufactured Housing Survey. The survey provides data on shipments, prices, and characteristics of manufactured housing across the U.S. and in Census Regions.
The 9 Maps of FRED
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 14:14:50 +0000 - To help place FRED in the center of your data world, the FRED Team has launched a new map feature for data series with geographic characteristics. Simply click the green VIEW MAP button on the upper right side of the … Continue reading
Changes to State Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Update Schedule
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 22:15:50 +0000 - As of this week, FRED will update the State Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration on Fridays at 8:30 am Eastern Time, instead of Thursdays. This change will make the update … Continue reading
FRED Updates Factors Affecting Reserve Balances (H.4.1)
Tue, 26 May 2020 13:19:42 +0000 - FRED has added 132 new series and updated the release tables for the Board of Governors’ Factors Affecting Reserve Balances (H.4.1). The updates include the following additions: the Primary Dealer Credit and Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity facilities, the temporary … Continue reading
FRED Adds Pandemic Uncertainty and Discussion Data
Thu, 21 May 2020 17:13:59 +0000 - FRED has added 288 new quarterly series from World Uncertainty Index authors Hites Ahir, Nicholas Bloom, and Davide Furceri: the World Pandemic Uncertainty Index (an aggregate index of discussion about pandemics) and the indices for 143 countries.  Note that the … Continue reading
Delay in Update of Banking Data
Mon, 18 May 2020 20:58:47 +0000 - Data from the Reports of Condition and Income for All Insured U.S. Commercial Banks will be published in FRED with a delay, given the extended period banks have been granted to submit their March 31, 2020, call report.
Mortgage Debt Outstanding Moves to Z1 Financial Accounts
Tue, 12 May 2020 22:40:15 +0000 - The Board of Governors is no longer updating the Mortgage Debt Outstanding release. All series published in this release can be found in Z1 Financial Accounts. Any links to the former release on FRED will redirect to the Z1 release. … Continue reading
FRED Expands Uncertainty Data with Infectious Disease Tracker Series
Tue, 12 May 2020 15:16:18 +0000 - FRED has added two new series from Economic Policy Uncertainty that track equity market volatility due to infectious diseases. These series use stock market volatility, newspaper-based economic uncertainty, and subjective uncertainty in business expectation surveys to provide a real-time forward-looking … Continue reading

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