US Economic Statistics

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US Economic Statistics

Rates    Date Change
AAA Corporate Bond Yield 4.07 Jul 31, 2015 +2.00 bps
BAA Corporate Bond Yield 5.14 Jul 31, 2015 -2.00 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 0.08 Jul 31, 2015 -6.00 bps
Yield Curve     Aug 3, 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 20.99 Jun 2015 +0.10 %
Average Weekly Earnings 705.26 Jun 2015 +0.10 %
Labour Force 141,842 Jun 2015 +0.16 %
Non Farm Payroll 223 Jun 2015 -12.20 %
Unemployment Insurance Initial Claim 298,000 Aug 16, 2014 -4.49 %
Unemployment Rate 5.3 Jun 2015 -0.20 
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 5,490 Jun 2015 +3.20 %
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 Jun 2015
Pending Home Sales Index 110.3 Jun 2015 -1.78 %
Purchasing Manager Index 51.3 Jan 2014 -9.20 %
Refinery Capacity 17,962.0 Jul 24, 2015 -- 
Refinery Capacity Utilization 95.1 Jul 24, 2015 -0.40 
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) 0.2 Jun 2015
Consumer Price Index (Change) 0.3 Jun 2015
Core Consumer Price Index (Annual Change) 1.8 Jun 2015
Core Consumer Price Index (Change) 0.2 Jun 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) 0.4 Jun 2015
Dollar Index 92.092 Jul 31, 2015 -0.48 %
Personal Consumption Expenditures (Annual Change) 1.718 Jun 2014
Personal Consumption Expenditures (Change) 0.236 Jun 2014
Producer Price Index (Change) 0.9 Jun 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 114,968.0 May 2015 +6.58 %
Stocks    Date Change
DJ Industrial Ave Actual 17,689.86 Jul 31, 2015 -0.32 %
DJ Industrial Ave Actual in Euro 16,068.97 Jul 29, 2015 +0.84 %
DJ Industrial Ave Actual in Yen 21,949.42 Jul 29, 2015 +0.80 %
Nasdaq Composite Index 5,128.28 Jul 31, 2015 -0.01 %
Nasdaq Composite Index in Euro 4,627.26 Jul 29, 2015 +0.59 %
Nasdaq Composite Index in Yen 6,320.60 Jul 29, 2015 +0.55 %
S&P 500 Index 2,103.84 Jul 31, 2015 -0.23 %
S&P 500 Index in Euro 1,908.73 Jul 29, 2015 +0.88 %
S&P 500 Index in Yen 2,607.23 Jul 29, 2015 +0.84 %
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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