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.

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.

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.

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.  

+2.0 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2014-07
6.2 % on 2014-07
2.35 % on 2014-08-29
+4.2 %, Comp. Annual Rate of Chg. on 2014:Q2
+0.4 % Chg. on 2014-07
+209 Chg., Thous. of Persons on 2014-07


Aug 26 Occupational Hazards and Social Disability Insurance

Aug 22 The Great Housing Boom of China

Aug 18 The 2009 Recovery Act: Stimulus at the Extensive and Intensive Labor Margins

Aug 4 Comparing International Bond Yields

Jul 31 Preventing Bank Runs

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