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Whetstone Analysis commentary will help you stay sharp and up-to-date with the high frequency economic data and developments in Federal Reserve monetary policy.

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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.

Look Forward: Week of December 31, 2018

At least for now, the partial shutdown of the federal government will have a minimal impact for the first-tier economic…

Look Back: Week of December 24, 2018

The economic data in the December 24 week offered little post-Christmas cheer against the backdrop of the volatility in the…

First Cut: November Pending Home Sales Index fails to signal a pickup for existing home sales

The November NAR Pending Home Sales Index dipped 0.7% to 101.4, down from 102.4 in October. The index had its…

First Cut: December MNI-ISM Chicago Business Barometer still strong, but hints at cooling conditions

The MNI-ISM Chicago Business Barometer for December slipped 1 point to 65.4 from 66.4 in the prior month. The decline…

First Cut: December Consumer Confidence Index declines sharply, but still strong

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index declined to 128.1 in December after 136.4 in November (previously 135.7). The decrease was…



Information and analysis about Federal Reserve monetary policy and policymakers.



Recaps, reminders, and random analysis of data and events that pertain to the US economy and monetary policy.


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