US Economic Statistics

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US Economic Statistics

Rates    Date Change
AAA Corporate Bond Yield 3.70 Mar 2, 2015 +6.00 bps
BAA Corporate Bond Yield 4.56 Mar 2, 2015 +10.00 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 0.12 Mar 2, 2015 +6.00 bps
Yield Curve     Mar 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 20.80 Jan 2015 +0.34 %
Average Weekly Earnings 703.04 Jan 2015 +0.04 %
Labour Force 140,849 Jan 2015 +0.18 %
Non Farm Payroll 257 Jan 2015 -21.88 %
Unemployment Insurance Initial Claim 298,000 Aug 16, 2014 -4.49 %
Unemployment Rate 5.7 Jan 2015 +0.10 
GDP    Date Change
Debt to GDP 88.3 Jan 2013 +3.52 %
Gross Domestic Product (Change) 2.2 Q4 2014
Business    Date Change
Core Retail Sales (Change) -1.0 Dec 2014
Existing Home Sales 4,820 Jan 2015 -4.93 %
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 Jan 2015
Pending Home Sales Index 104.2 Jan 2015 +1.66 %
Purchasing Manager Index 51.3 Jan 2014 -9.20 %
Refinery Capacity 17,790.0 Feb 20, 2015 -- 
Refinery Capacity Utilization 87.4 Feb 20, 2015 -1.30 
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 Jan 2015
Consumer Price Index (Change) -0.7 Jan 2015
Core Consumer Price Index (Annual Change) 1.6 Jan 2015
Core Consumer Price Index (Change) 0.2 Jan 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) 0.2 Jan 2015
Dollar Index 89.757 Feb 27, 2015 +0.11 %
Personal Consumption Expenditures (Annual Change) 1.718 Jun 2014
Personal Consumption Expenditures (Change) 0.236 Jun 2014
Producer Price Index (Change) -2.1 Jan 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 -174,809.0 Dec 2014 -1,125.01 %
Stocks    Date Change
DJ Industrial Ave Actual 18,288.63 Mar 2, 2015 +0.86 %
DJ Industrial Ave Actual in Euro 16,098.30 Feb 26, 2015 +0.28 %
DJ Industrial Ave Actual in Yen 21,678.62 Feb 26, 2015 +0.10 %
Nasdaq Composite Index 5,008.10 Mar 2, 2015 +0.90 %
Nasdaq Composite Index in Euro 4,408.41 Feb 26, 2015 +0.76 %
Nasdaq Composite Index in Yen 5,936.54 Feb 26, 2015 +0.58 %
S&P 500 Index 2,117.39 Mar 2, 2015 +0.61 %
S&P 500 Index in Euro 1,865.52 Feb 26, 2015 +0.19 %
S&P 500 Index in Yen 2,512.18 Feb 26, 2015 +0.01 %
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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