St. Louis Fed

St. Louis Fed


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Central to America's Economy

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Sales of new single-family houses rose in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 923,000, an increase of 4.3% from December’s upwardly revised rate of 885,000

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Government policies such as income support and debt relief may help explain low levels of household financial distress. New research provides a measure of household distress to better assess the risks

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St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index edges up to -0.8002 in the week ended Feb. 19 (0=normal stress). See the longer-term trend in FRED:

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Level of U.S. commercial paper outstanding rises by $13.9 billion to $1.089 trillion in the latest week. See more from the @federalreserve  commercial paper release in FRED:

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Do you serve #LMI  individuals or communities? Dive into our latest issue of Bridges: #STLFedCD 

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When fully staffed, the FOMC is composed of 12 voting members—the seven members of the Board of Governors, the president of the @NewYorkFed  and presidents of four other Federal Reserve banks. Learn more about the FOMC in our blog

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Did states with stricter COVID-19 measures experience greater unemployment rates? Read more:

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Average interest rates for fixed-rate mortgages rise for a second straight week, with the 30-year now at 2.97% and the 15-year at 2.34%

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Read new research to find out what decentralized finance is and how it may lead to a paradigm shift in the financial industry #DeFi 

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Decentralized finance may lead to a paradigm shift in the financial industry and a more robust, open, and transparent infrastructure #DeFi 

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U.S. employment grew by 11.8 million from December 2000 to December 2020. And that gain was due to increased employment of people age 60 and older

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What has no intrinsic value? Both bitcoin and the cash in your wallet. Learn other qualities they share

What prevents economic growth? The latest cross-country research shows unnecessary protectionism, government misallocation, corruption, and financial instability keep countries down

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In a possible future, cash disappears and central banks issue electronic money for all

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Corporate profits and employee wages have tracked each other closely for decades—until the mid 2000s, when profits leaped out in front

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FRED has a new record holder: The longest data series now belongs to a new addition, Population in England, which dates back to 1086. Check it out here:

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People often assume that a trade surplus is good and a trade deficit is bad, but it's not that simple. In fact, the U.S. trade deficit says more about U.S. national and global saving than #trade  policy #EconLowdown 

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Decentralized finance uses smart contracts on top of a blockchain. Read new research to learn how that all works and how #DeFi  has unleashed a wave of innovation in the financial industry

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