Email
Print Friendly
A A A

Economic & Financial Highlights


Financial Highlights Archives

2012

February 1
Bond spreads for Italian, French, and Spanish bonds versus German bonds either improved or stabilized in January. See the latest data on European bond spreads, stock market risk premia, and more.

January 25
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to a new low last week, and refinance applications accounted for more than 80 percent of all mortgage applications. See the latest data on mortgage markets, consumer credit, and more.

January 18
Retail sales rose 0.1 percent in December, and delinquency rates on most types of commercial real estate are declining. View the latest data and more.

January 11
Average weekly issuance of asset-backed commercial paper continues to rise. See the latest data on commercial paper, inflation rates, Treasury yields, and more.

January 4
Bond spreads for Italian, French, and Spanish debt have not changed appreciably since mid-December 2011. See the latest data on global financial markets, bond and equity markets, Treasury yields, and more in the new Financial Highlights.

2011

December 14
Consumer credit outstanding grew by $7.7 billion in October. See the latest data on consumer credit, mortgage markets, Treasury yields, and more.

December 7
Though elevated by historical standards, bond spreads for Italian, French, and Spanish debt have narrowed in recent weeks. See the latest data on European bonds, mortgage markets, Treasury yields, and more.

November 30
Euro-based interbank lending rates have risen further since the November meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. See the latest data on financial markets, Treasury yields, the Federal Reserve's balance sheet, and more.

November 16
Greece's bond spreads widened to record highs, with the ten-year bond paying nearly 35 percent more than German bonds. See the latest data on European bonds, mortgage markets, consumer credit, and more.

November 9
European bond spreads have widened recently, particularly Greek and Italian bonds. See the latest data on European bonds, mortgage markets, and more.

November 2
Between the September and November FOMC meetings, corporate bond spreads narrowed as market conditions stabilized. See the latest data on bond and equity markets, financial markets, and more.

October 26
The premium investors demand to invest in stocks has declined for another week and is at its lowest level since early August. See the latest data on bond and equity markets, financial markets, and more.

October 19
Defying expectations of an increase, consumer credit outstanding fell in August. See the latest data on consumer credit, financial markets, and more.

October 12
Most European bond spreads have narrowed in the past week with the exception of Greece, whose spread hit a record high. See the latest data on European bond spreads, mortgage markets, and more.

October 5
Bond spreads remain elevated for Greece and Portugal and are stable for Spain and Italy. See the latest data on European bond spreads, corporate bonds, and more.

September 28
Between the August and September FOMC meetings, longer-dated Treasury yields declined considerably. See the latest data on bond and equity markets, financial markets, and more.

September 21
Delinquency rates on credit cards continued their decline in July, even as consumer credit outstanding increased. See the latest data on consumer credit, financial markets, and more.

September 14
Fears of a potential Greek default sent European bond spreads up. See the latest data on European financial indicators, mortgage markets, and more.

September 7
Issuance of asset-backed commercial paper has risen significantly over the last couple of months. See the latest data on corporate bonds, Treasury yields, and more.

August 31
One index shows that since the August meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, bond market volatility has fallen 7.9 percent. See the latest data on bond and equity markets, Treasury yields, and more.

August 24
Though yields on Treasury bonds have risen recently, they remain extremely low by historical standards. See the latest data on financial and mortgage markets, consumer credit, and more.

August 17
Debt yields in the euro area narrowed sharply following the European Central Bank's announced plan to purchase the sovereign debt of Spain and Italy. See the latest data on European bond markets, mortgage markets, and more.

August 10
The European debt crisis and U.S. debt ceiling negotiations have rattled markets. See the latest data on bond markets, Treasury yields, and more.

August 3
Since the June meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, yields on Treasuries have moved lower. See the latest data on bond and equity markets, broad financial market indicators, and more.

July 27
Consumer credit outstanding rose in May as both revolving and nonrevolving credit increased. See the latest data on the credit card delinquency rates, Treasury yields, and more.

July 20
Italy is the newest euro zone member to come under pressure from financial markets, with its bond spread spiking in recent days. See the latest data on the bond and mortgage markets, euro zone bonds, and more.

July 13
Yields on Treasury bonds have moved lower since the June meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, despite initially spiking after the meeting. See the latest data on Treasury yields, the inflation outlook, and more.

July 6
Yields on Treasury bonds have moved higher since the June meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. See the latest data on Treasury yields, bond and equity markets, and the inflation outlook.

June 29

June 22

June 15

June 8

June 1

May 25

May 18

May 11

May 4

April 27

April 20

April 13

April 6

March 30

March 23

March 16

March 9

March 2

February 23

February 16

February 9

February 2

January 26

January 19

January 5

2010

December 15

December 8

December 1

November 17

November 10

November 3

October 27

October 20

October 13

October 6

September 29

September 22

September 15

September 8

September 1

August 25

August 18

August 11

August 4

July 28

July 21

July 14

July 7

June 30

June 23

June 16

June 9

June 2

May 26

May 19

May 12

May 5

April 28

April 21

April 14

April 7

March 31

March 24

March 17

March 10

March 3

February 24

February 17

February 10

February 3

January 27

January 20

January 13

January 6

2009

December 16

December 9

December 2

November 18

November 10

November 4

October 28

October 21

October 14

October 7

September 30

September 23

September 16

September 9

September 2

August 26

August 19

August 12

August 5

July 29

July 22

July 15

July 8