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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.

First Cut: Initial jobless claims remain stable in October 19 week

Initial jobless claims present a picture of stable conditions with a decline of 6,000 to 212,000 in the October 19…

First Cut: New durables orders off in September mainly due to transportation, but not entirely

New orders for durable goods were down 1.1% in September from August after a revised up 0.3% in August from…

First Cut: FHFA House Price Index suggests continued fading momentum for home prices through August

The FHFA House Price Index for August was up 0.2% compared to July and 4.6% higher compared to August 2018.…

First Cut: Richmond October service sector revenue index highest in 14 months

The revenue index in the Richmond Fed's Survey of the Service Sector jump to 24 in October after 6 in…

First Cut: October Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index rebounds into positive territory

The Richmond Fed's Composite Manufacturing Index rebounded to 8 in October after -9 in September to its highest reading since…



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.

On the radar: Atlanta Fed’s Business Inflation Expectations cools to 2.0% in January

The Atlanta Fed's Business Inflation Expectations (BIE) median measure cooled to 2.0% in January, down from 2.4% in December and…

Look Forward: Week of January 14, 2019

The partial federal government shutdown that went into effect December 22 is ongoing. At present economic data out of the…

Look Back: Week of January 7, 2019

The partial federal government shutdown that went into effect December 22 is ongoing. At present economic data out of the…

On the radar: St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index for week ended January 7, 2019 improves slightly

The prospect of a partial shutdown of the federal government and the possibility the situation would not be quickly resolved…

On the Radar: Boeing Aircraft Orders for December close out the year with a big gain

Boeing has reported its aircraft orders for December at a solid total of 218 units, the second highest in 2018…


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