Federal Reserve Bank Data

Another rich source of information, the Federal Reserve Bank publishes a number of important reports. The ones we write about regularly include:

The Financial Accounts of the United States, the report formerly known as the Flow of Funds

We far prefer the old name, but are trying to get used to using the far less description somewhat sterile new one. This report covers government and household balance sheets, as well as international investment flow. Ownership of assets, mortgages, foreign holdings, debt, it’s all in there. To get that job done, the report comprises about 150 pages of primary and supplementary tables, which require 17 pages of summary tables themselves. Reading it is a daunting prospect, and for years we have been breaking the report down into a 6-page summary so that our clients have access to the wealth of information available in its pages.
Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization

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