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US Economic Statistics

Rates    Date Change
AAA Corporate Bond Yield 4.15 Jul 30, 2014 +9.00 bps
BAA Corporate Bond Yield 4.74 Jul 30, 2014 +9.00 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 Jul 22, 2014 -1.00 bps
Yield Curve     Jul 31, 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 20.58 Jun 2014 +0.19 %
Average Weekly Earnings 693.55 Jun 2014 +0.20 %
Labour Force 138,780 Jun 2014 +0.21 %
Non Farm Payroll 288 Jun 2014 +28.57 %
Unemployment Insurance Initial Claim 302,000 Jul 26, 2014 +8.24 %
Unemployment Rate 6.1 Jun 2014 -0.20 
GDP    Date Change
Debt to GDP 88.3 Jan 2013 +3.52 %
Gross Domestic Product (Change) 4.0 Q2 2014
Business    Date Change
Core Retail Sales (Change) 0.4 Jun 2014
Existing Home Sales 5,040 Jun 2014 +2.65 %
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 2014
Pending Home Sales Index 102.7 Jun 2014 -1.06 %
Purchasing Manager Index 51.3 Jan 2014 -9.20 %
Refinery Capacity 17,931.0 Jul 25, 2014 -- 
Refinery Capacity Utilization 93.5 Jul 25, 2014 -0.30 
Retail Sales (Change) 0.2 Jun 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) 2.1 Jun 2014
Consumer Price Index (Change) 0.3 Jun 2014
Core Consumer Price Index (Annual Change) 1.9 Jun 2014
Core Consumer Price Index (Change) 0.1 Jun 2014
Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (Annual Change) 1.574 May 2014
Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (Change) 0.178 May 2014
Core Producer Price Index (Change) 0.2 Jun 2014
Dollar Index 76.943 Jul 25, 2014 +0.31 %
Personal Consumption Expenditures (Annual Change) 1.888 May 2014
Personal Consumption Expenditures (Change) 0.253 May 2014
Producer Price Index (Change) 0.7 Jun 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 35,478.0 May 2014 -70.66 %
Stocks    Date Change
DJ Industrial Ave Actual 16,880.36 Jul 30, 2014 -0.19 %
DJ Industrial Ave Actual in Euro 12,641.50 Jul 28, 2014 +0.10 %
DJ Industrial Ave Actual in Yen 17,292.44 Jul 28, 2014 +0.12 %
Nasdaq Composite Index 4,462.90 Jul 30, 2014 +0.45 %
Nasdaq Composite Index in Euro 3,308.70 Jul 28, 2014 -0.13 %
Nasdaq Composite Index in Yen 4,526.01 Jul 28, 2014 -0.11 %
S&P 500 Index 1,970.07 Jul 30, 2014 +0.01 %
S&P 500 Index in Euro 1,473.06 Jul 28, 2014 -0.00 %
S&P 500 Index in Yen 2,015.02 Jul 28, 2014 +0.02 %
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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