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High frequency US economic data reports from the Commerce Department, Labor Department, Treasury Department, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Federal Reserve District Banks, and a variety of closely watched private sources.
Freddie Mac reported the 30-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.07% as of July 2, the lowest on record. That brought…
New orders for all factory goods were up 8.0% in May from June after falling 13.5% in April from March…
First Cut: Initial jobless claims levels start to stabilize in recent weeks, but another increase could be on the horizon
Initial jobless claims fell an unadjusted 14,575 to 1.446 million in the week ended June 27. New filings for benefits…
CENTRAL BANK CENTRAL
Information and analysis about Federal Reserve monetary policy and policymakers.
Comment: Minutes of June 9-10 FOMC minutes show Committee thinking about communications and policy tools
As of three weeks ago and still very much the case based on more recent comments from Chair Jerome Powell…
Whetstone Analysis is taking a break until July 1, 2020. I will be keeping an eye on the data and…
I didn’t hear anything that struck me as genuinely fresh on the outlook for monetary policy in either day of…
The Federal Reserve dropped the Monetary Policy Report to Congress on Friday, June 12 in advance of Chair Jerome Powell’s…
ON THE RADAR
Recaps, reminders, and random analysis of data and events that pertain to the US economy and monetary policy.
The St. Louis Fed's Financial Stress Index edged 0.036 point higher to 0.253 in the week ended June 26 after…
On the radar: Five District Bank surveys of service sector point to less contraction in June, but still in recession
The five District Bank surveys of the service sector in June showed overall conditions remained weak. What signs of expansion…
On the radar: Cigarette taxes up in Virginia as of July 1; will annual sales tax holidays provide a boost in 2020?
As of July 1, 2020, taxes on cigarette prices in Virginia will double. However, before concluding it is a major…
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