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On the radar: St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index showed stress receded further as of week ended June 5

The St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index was below 0 (zero) for a second week in a row, down 0.265 to -0.383 as of the week ended June 5. If conditions in financial markets are fully back to normal and will still need support from central bank credit facilities for a while, the actions taken by the Fed have greatly eased strains since late March when the arrival of COVID-19 threw markets into confusion.

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