US Economic Statistics

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US Economic Statistics

Rates    Date Change
AAA Corporate Bond Yield 4.19 Jun 29, 2015 -14.00 bps
BAA Corporate Bond Yield 5.17 Jun 29, 2015 -13.00 bps
Discount Rate 0.75 Feb 19, 2010 +25.00 bps
Federal Fund Target Rate 0.25 Dec 16, 2008 -75.00 bps
Federal Funds Effective Rate 0.14 Jun 29, 2015 +1.00 bps
Yield Curve     Jun 30, 2015  
LIBOR Yield Curve     Mar 21, 2013  
Prime Rate 3.25 Dec 16, 2008 -75.00 bps
TED Spread 0.2100 Mar 21, 2013 -- 
Employment    Date Change
Average Hourly Earnings 20.97 May 2015 +0.29 %
Average Weekly Earnings 706.69 May 2015 +0.58 %
Labour Force 141,679 May 2015 +0.20 %
Non Farm Payroll 280 May 2015 +26.70 %
Unemployment Insurance Initial Claim 298,000 Aug 16, 2014 -4.49 %
Unemployment Rate 5.5 May 2015 +0.10 
GDP    Date Change
Debt to GDP 88.3 Jan 2013 +3.52 %
Gross Domestic Product (Change) -0.2 Q1 2015
Business    Date Change
Core Retail Sales (Change) -1.0 Dec 2014
Existing Home Sales 5,350 May 2015 +5.11 %
FHFA House Price Index (Annual Change) 7.4 Jan 2014
FHFA House Price Index (Change) 0.5 Jan 2014
Housing Starts (Change) -0.3 Oct 2011
Industrial Production (Change) -0.2 May 2015
Pending Home Sales Index 112.6 May 2015 +0.90 %
Purchasing Manager Index 51.3 Jan 2014 -9.20 %
Refinery Capacity 17,874.0 Jun 19, 2015 -- 
Refinery Capacity Utilization 94.0 Jun 19, 2015 +0.90 
Retail Sales (Change) -0.9 Dec 2014
S&P Home Price Index Composite (Annual Change) 10.3 Mar 2013
S&P Home Price Index Composite (Change) 1.4 Mar 2013
S&P Home Price Index Composite 20 (Annual Change) 10.9 Mar 2013
S&P Home Price Index Composite 20 (Change) 1.4 Mar 2013
Indices    Date Change
Consumer Price Index (Annual Change) 0.0 May 2015
Consumer Price Index (Change) 0.4 May 2015
Core Consumer Price Index (Annual Change) 1.7 May 2015
Core Consumer Price Index (Change) 0.1 May 2015
Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (Annual Change) 1.580 Jun 2014
Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (Change) 0.155 Jun 2014
Core Producer Price Index (Change) 0.3 May 2015
Dollar Index 89.916 Jun 26, 2015 +0.23 %
Personal Consumption Expenditures (Annual Change) 1.718 Jun 2014
Personal Consumption Expenditures (Change) 0.236 Jun 2014
Producer Price Index (Change) 1.5 May 2015
International    Date Change
Current Account -81,117.0 Q4 2013 +15.82 %
Trade Balance -40,378.0 Mar 2014 +3.57 %
Treasury International Capital System 106,628.0 Apr 2015 +211.95 %
Stocks    Date Change
DJ Industrial Ave Actual 17,596.35 Jun 29, 2015 -1.95 %
DJ Industrial Ave Actual in Euro 15,970.68 Jun 25, 2015 -0.53 %
DJ Industrial Ave Actual in Yen 22,127.69 Jun 25, 2015 -0.63 %
Nasdaq Composite Index 4,958.47 Jun 29, 2015 -2.40 %
Nasdaq Composite Index in Euro 4,563.64 Jun 25, 2015 -0.31 %
Nasdaq Composite Index in Yen 6,323.01 Jun 25, 2015 -0.41 %
S&P 500 Index 2,057.64 Jun 29, 2015 -2.09 %
S&P 500 Index in Euro 1,876.73 Jun 25, 2015 -0.40 %
S&P 500 Index in Yen 2,600.24 Jun 25, 2015 -0.51 %
The United States has the highest GDP in the world by far (over $13 trillion), and has experienced steady economic growth over the years. In today's era of globalization, U.S. investors and corporations continue to have great influence in the world's economy. The U.S. dollar is by far the most widely traded currency in the world. It is often the "vehicle currency" in many currency transactions (meaning two currencies are traded against the U.S. dollar rather than directly against each other, a common market practice). Because of the U.S. influence on the global economy, any changes in U.S. economic status or the value of U.S. dollar are closely monitored by market participants across the globe.
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