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3Q Review

“Step back from the complexity of actual money markets and imagine an economy in which every payment is made in cash…” Read “Liquidity: Meaning, Measurement, Management” by Nobel laureate Robert Lucas (and four other articles) in the latest issue of Review.

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Good IDEAS

September 9, 2014: The IDEAS bibliographic database surpassed 1.5 million online documents. IDEAS has been and continues to be the largest freely available electronic database of economic content.

Posted in Research Announcements, Top Story 1

Federal Debt Series Error Corrected

FRED users: Two data series were affected by an error from Sep. 5 through Sep. 8, 2014. We posted incorrect data for Federal Debt Held by the Public, which also affected Federal Debt Held by Agencies and Trusts. We thank the FRED users who alerted us to this error, which was corrected the afternoon of Sep. 9, 2014.

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Interpret with Caution

Analysts and journalists often emphasize initial unemployment insurance claims to describe the bigger unemployment picture. This Economic Synopses essay illuminates the limitations of that approach.

Posted in Research Announcements, Top Story 3

FRED Adds 6,164 Series on Personal Income

These series from the BEA measure income received by all persons from all sources. The per capita series divide total personal income by the Census Bureau’s annual midyear population estimates.

 

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Beyond the Numbers Conference

In September, the St. Louis Fed will host a new conference for librarians and information professionals—Beyond the Numbers. Economic information experts will share their insights on improving access to and understanding of economic information.

Posted in Research Announcements, Top Story 1

FRED Adds 6,164 Series on Personal Income

These series from the BEA measure income received by all persons from all sources. The per capita series divide total personal income by the Census Bureau’s annual midyear population estimates.

Posted in FRED Announcements, Research Announcements, Top Story 1

Beyond the Numbers Conference

In September, the St. Louis Fed will host a new conference for librarians and information professionals—Beyond the Numbers. Economic information experts will share their insights on improving access to and understanding of economic information.

 

Posted in Research Announcements, Top Story 5

Recent Economic Synopses Tackle Two Investment Topics

ES No. 18: Market patterns show that investor expectations do affect portfolio choices. But return-chasing behavior can be costly: up to 5% lower returns than with the traditional buy-and-hold strategy. ES No. 19: Italian and Spanish govt. bond yields are nearly equal to those in the U.S. Does this mean their risk levels are nearly equal? The answer is given in terms of inflation expectations, which are lower for the euro than for the dollar.

Posted in Research Announcements, Top Story 3

FRASER Adds Issues of the PPI Detailed Report

Issues of the Producer Prices and Price Indexes (PPI) Detailed Report are now available on FRASER for 1978 to the present.

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