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FRED Has Added 384 Texas Service Series

New to FRED: 384 monthly series from the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey (TSSOS) & Texas Retail Outlook Survey (TROS) from the Dallas Fed.

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FRED Adds 384 Texas Service Series

FRED has just added 384 monthly series from the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey (TSSOS) and the Texas Retail Outlook Survey (TROS) published by Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The TSSOS, similar to surveys produced by the New York and Philadelphia Federal Reserve Banks, looks at the outlook of the service sector in the state of Texas. The TROS takes a deeper look into the retail portion of the service sector. The headline series look at the respondents’ outlook on sales (TROS) and revenue (TSSOS).

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FRED Adds 9 Series on Overnight Trading in the Federal Funds Market

FRED has added 9 series on overnight trading in the federal funds market from the New York Fed.

The effective federal funds rate (EFFR) is calculated as a volume-weighted median of overnight federal funds transactions of selected money market rates. EFFR is the rate associated with transactions at the 50th percentile of transaction volume. Transaction volume in the federal fund market and selected other percentiles are also available. Intraday highs and lows and the standard deviation series are provided as discontinued due to the changes to the calculation of the EFFR implemented at the beginning of March.

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FRED Adds 2 Interest Rate Series

FRED has added 2 daily series from the Board of Governors: interest on required reserves (IORR) and interest on excess reserves (IOER). As stated by the source, the IOER series gives the Federal Reserve an additional tool for the conduct of monetary policy.

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FRED Adds 2 Interest Rate Series

FRED has added 2 daily series from the Board of Governors: interest on required reserves (IORR) and interest on excess reserves (IOER). As stated by the source, the IOER series gives the Federal Reserve an additional tool for the conduct of monetary policy.

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Changes to National Association of Realtors Series

The St. Louis Fed and the National Association of Realtors have reached a new data licensing agreement that will go into effect March 17, 2016:
Removed series: All annual existing home sales series will be removed from FRED and its associated services. All series under the Existing Home Sales and the Monthly Housing Affordability Index releases will be removed from ALFRED.
Revised series: Subject to availability, FRED will provide monthly series of seasonally adjusted existing home sales and monthly housing affordability indexes with observations from 2013 to the present. Monthly non-seasonally adjusted existing home sales series will be available in FRED for the prior 13 months.

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History of the Financial Crisis

Revisit the Financial Crisis of 2007-09 with this timeline of key discussions and actions to mitigate the long-term economic impact of the Crisis.

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FRED Adds 6 Overnight Bank Funding Series

FRED has added 6 new series of daily overnight bank funding data from the New York Fed.

The overnight bank funding rate (OBFR) is calculated as the volume-weighted median of overnight federal funds transactions and Eurodollar transactions. The volume-weighted median is the rate associated with transactions at the 50th percentile of transaction volume. Overnight bank funding volume and selected other percentiles are also available.

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FRED Adds 272 Texas Manufacturing Series

FRED has added 272 monthly series from the Dallas Fed’s Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The headline series cover respondents’ outlook on general business activity and on their own companies.

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FRED Adds 2 Recession Series

FRED has added two quarterly GDP-based recession indicators produced by James Hamilton. The first is the GDP-based recession indicator index, which measures the probability of U.S. recession. The second series is a set of dates of U.S. recessions as inferred by the GDP-based recession indicator.

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