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Consolidation of the Board of Governors H.3 and H.6 Statistical Releases

The Board of Governors discontinued the H.3 statistical release “Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base” on September 17, 2020. As a result of the elimination of reserve requirements for all depository institutions (effective March 26, 2020), many of … Continue reading

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Changes to Atlanta Fed’s Survey of Business Uncertainty

The methodology behind the Atlanta Fed / Chicago Booth / Stanford Survey of Business Uncertainty (SBU) was revised by the source in August 2020: Changes were made to the panel design, the survey questions asked, and the series produced. Because … Continue reading

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FRED Will Discontinue Weekly and Monthly Treasury Inflation-Indexed Securities

FRED will no longer update weekly or monthly Treasury inflation-indexed securities data. Instead, these series will be replaced with their equivalent daily series. This change affects 11 weekly and 5 monthly series, listed in the table below. If you want … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Optimal Blue Mortgage Market Indices

FRED has added 17 new series from the Optimal Blue Mortgage Market Indices (OBMMI). Calculated from actual locked rates with consumers across more than one-third of all mortgage transactions closed nationwide, OBMMI provides multiple mortgage pricing indices developed around the … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Historical Daily Federal Funds Rate Data from Anbil, Carlson, Hanes, and Wheelock

The daily federal funds rate release provides four new daily series found in A New Daily Federal Funds Rate Series and History of the Federal Funds Market, 1928-1954. Economists Sriya Anbil, Mark A. Carlson, Christopher Hanes, and David C. Wheelock … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Manufactured Housing Survey

FRED has added 28 new series from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Manufactured Housing Survey. The survey provides data on shipments, prices, and characteristics of manufactured housing across the U.S. and in Census Regions.

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The 9 Maps of FRED

To help place FRED in the center of your data world, the FRED Team has launched a new map feature for data series with geographic characteristics. Simply click the green VIEW MAP button on the upper right side of the … Continue reading

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Changes to State Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Update Schedule

As of this week, FRED will update the State Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration on Fridays at 8:30 am Eastern Time, instead of Thursdays. This change will make the update … Continue reading

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FRED Updates Factors Affecting Reserve Balances (H.4.1)

FRED has added 132 new series and updated the release tables for the Board of Governors’ Factors Affecting Reserve Balances (H.4.1). The updates include the following additions: the Primary Dealer Credit and Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity facilities, the temporary … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Pandemic Uncertainty and Discussion Data

FRED has added 288 new quarterly series from World Uncertainty Index authors Hites Ahir, Nicholas Bloom, and Davide Furceri: the World Pandemic Uncertainty Index (an aggregate index of discussion about pandemics) and the indices for 143 countries.  Note that the … Continue reading

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