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US Economic Statistics

Rates    Date Change
AAA Corporate Bond Yield 4.06 Sep 25, 2014 -7.00 bps
BAA Corporate Bond Yield 4.81 Sep 26, 2014 +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 0.09 Sep 2, 2014 +2.00 bps
Yield Curve     Sep 29, 2014  
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 20.68 Aug 2014 +0.29 %
Average Weekly Earnings 696.92 Aug 2014 +0.29 %
Labour Force 139,118 Aug 2014 +0.10 %
Non Farm Payroll 142 Aug 2014 -33.02 %
Unemployment Insurance Initial Claim 298,000 Aug 16, 2014 -4.49 %
Unemployment Rate 6.1 Aug 2014 -0.10 
GDP    Date Change
Debt to GDP 88.3 Jan 2013 +3.52 %
Gross Domestic Product (Change) 4.6 Q2 2014
Business    Date Change
Core Retail Sales (Change) 0.3 Aug 2014
Existing Home Sales 5,050 Aug 2014 -1.75 %
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) -0.1 Aug 2014
Pending Home Sales Index 104.7 Aug 2014 -1.04 %
Purchasing Manager Index 51.3 Jan 2014 -9.20 %
Refinery Capacity 17,814.0 Sep 19, 2014 -- 
Refinery Capacity Utilization 93.4 Sep 19, 2014 +0.40 
Retail Sales (Change) 0.6 Aug 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) 1.7 Aug 2014
Consumer Price Index (Change) -0.2 Aug 2014
Core Consumer Price Index (Annual Change) 1.7 Aug 2014
Core Consumer Price Index (Change) 0.0 Aug 2014
Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (Annual Change) 1.580 Jun 2014
Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (Change) 0.155 Jun 2014
Core Producer Price Index (Change) 0.1 Aug 2014
Dollar Index 80.998 Sep 26, 2014 +0.50 %
Personal Consumption Expenditures (Annual Change) 1.718 Jun 2014
Personal Consumption Expenditures (Change) 0.236 Jun 2014
Producer Price Index (Change) -0.4 Aug 2014
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 57,716.0 Jul 2014 +140.66 %
Stocks    Date Change
DJ Industrial Ave Actual 17,113.15 Sep 26, 2014 +0.99 %
DJ Industrial Ave Actual in Euro 13,416.53 Sep 24, 2014 +1.18 %
DJ Industrial Ave Actual in Yen 18,715.42 Sep 24, 2014 +0.94 %
Nasdaq Composite Index 4,512.19 Sep 26, 2014 +1.02 %
Nasdaq Composite Index in Euro 3,551.14 Sep 24, 2014 +1.30 %
Nasdaq Composite Index in Yen 4,953.67 Sep 24, 2014 +1.07 %
S&P 500 Index 1,982.85 Sep 26, 2014 +0.86 %
S&P 500 Index in Euro 1,557.82 Sep 24, 2014 +1.05 %
S&P 500 Index in Yen 2,173.09 Sep 24, 2014 +0.82 %
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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