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USFinancialData

December 1, 2006
Final Edition

Calendar of Releases
Titles for the current week are links to their respective releases.

MONDAY*
November 27

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY*

FRIDAY

November 28

November 29

November 30

December 1

Durable Goods (Oct)
A: -8.3%
P: -5.1%

New Home Sales (Oct)
A: 1004K
P: 1050K

Existing Home Sales (Oct)
A: 6.24M
P: 6.14M

A: 2.2%

GDP (Q3)
P: 1.8%

Corporate Profits (Q3)
Current Economic
Conditions (Beige Book)

December 4

December 5

December 6

Initial Claims (11/25)
A: 357K
P: 314K

Construct Spending (Oct)
A: -1.0%
P: -0.3%

Personal Income (Oct)
A: 0.4%
P: 0.5%

ISM Index (Nov)
A: 49.5
P: 52.1

Consumption (Oct)
P: 0.2%
A: 0.2%
Core PCE (Oct)
A: 2.4%
P: 2.2%

December 7

December 8

Productivity (Q3)
F: 0.2%
P: 0.1%

Initial Claims (12/02)
F: 320K
P: 310K

Nonfarm Payrolls (Nov)
F: 110K
P: 110K

Unit Labor Cost (Q3)
P: 3.8%
F: 3.5%

Consumer Credit (Oct)
F: $4.0B
P: $4.6B

Unemployment Rate (Nov)
F: 4.5%
P: 4.5%

ISM Non Mfg Index (Nov)
F: 55.8
P: 56.5
Factory Orders (Oct)
F: -4.6%
P: -2.5%
Latest Issue
National Economic Trends

December 11

December 12
Treasury Budget (Nov)
F: -$85.0B
International Trade (Oct)
F: -$64.0B

December 13
Retail Sales (Nov)
F: 0.4%
Business Inventories (Oct)
F: 0.4%

December 14

December 15

Initial Claims (12/09)
F: 320K

Industrial Production (Nov)
F: 0.2%

Import Prices (Nov)
F: 0.1%

Capacity Utilization (Nov)
F: 82.2%
CPI (Nov)

Quarterly Services (Q3)

FOMC Meeting
Statement

F: 0.2%
Core CPI (Nov)
F: 0.2%

DEFINITIONS: A, actual value; P, previous week’s forecast; F, current week’s forecast; K, thousand; M, million; B, billion.
*The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System provides H.3, H.4.1, and H.6 releases each Thursday and H.10 and H.15 releases
each Monday.
Forecast data are from Thomson Financial. ©Thomson Financial, 2006. All Rights Reserved. Use, duplication, or sale of this service or the
data contained herein, except as described in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Subscription Agreement, is strictly prohibited.

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Contents
Page
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

Adjusted Monetary Base
Adjusted Reserves
MZM
M2
Yields on Selected Securities
Yields on Nominal and Inflation-Indexed Treasury Securities
Federal Funds Futures Market
Equity Price Indices
Crude Oil Prices
Natural Gas Prices
Exchange Rates
Currency, Savings, and Small Time Deposits
Institutional and Retail Money Funds, and Borrowings from Federal Reserve Banks
Bank Loans
Commercial Paper
Reference Tables
Notes

Conventions used in this publication:
1. Unless otherwise indicated, figure and table data are weekly and seasonally adjusted.
2. For pages 7, 10, 12 (top chart), 13, and 18 (top and bottom right tables), the last observation is a daily average that
incorporates all available data at the time of publication, which usually includes observations for the first three trading
days of the week (Monday through Wednesday). The previous observations signify that week’s average.

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updated through
11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

Adjusted Monetary Base
Averages of Daily Figures, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
850

840

830

820

810

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2005

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

Adjusted Monetary Base
To the average of
two maintenance
periods ending:

Compounded annual rates of change, average of two maintenance periods ending:
11/23/05

04/26/06

02/15/06

04/26/06

05/24/06

06/21/06

07/19/06

08/30/06

09/27/06

5.6

05/24/06

5.8

2.7

06/21/06

4.8

1.8

2.8

07/19/06

4.0

1.1

1.2

-1.6

08/30/06

3.7

1.3

1.5

-0.1

0.5

09/27/06

3.5

1.2

1.3

0.1

0.5

10/25/06

2.9

0.8

0.7

-0.4

-0.2

0.3

-1.0

11/22/06

2.7

0.7

0.6

-0.3

-0.1

0.2

-0.6

1.5

-1.3

Research Division
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11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

Adjusted Reserves
Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
102

100

98

96

94

92

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2005

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

Adjusted Reserves
To the average of
two maintenance
periods ending:

Compounded annual rates of change, average of two maintenance periods ending:
11/23/05

02/15/06

04/26/06

05/24/06

06/21/06

07/19/06

08/30/06

04/26/06

-9.8

05/24/06

-4.5

-5.4

06/21/06

-4.3

-4.8

07/19/06

-5.6

-6.7

2.7

-8.9

08/30/06

-5.2

-5.9

0.7

-6.4

-7.9

09/27/06

-2.7

-2.4

4.9

-0.1

0.7

10/25/06

-5.1

-5.6

-0.8

-5.7

-6.3

-3.8

-4.3

11/22/06

-3.7

-3.8

1.0

-2.9

-3.0

-0.2

1.4

09/27/06

12.7

7.6

-9.1

Research Division

4

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

MZM
Averages of Daily Figures, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
7200

7100

7000

6900

6800

6700

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2005

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

MZM
To the average
of four weeks
ending:

Compounded annual rates of change, average of four weeks ending:
11/21/05

04/24/06

4.5

05/22/06

3.7

2.3

06/19/06

3.9

3.0

02/13/06

04/24/06

05/22/06

06/19/06

07/17/06

08/28/06

09/25/06

2.3

07/17/06

4.4

3.8

4.0

6.5

08/28/06

3.7

2.9

2.7

3.6

2.9

09/25/06

3.9

3.3

3.2

4.1

3.7

2.2

10/23/06

4.3

4.0

4.2

5.1

5.0

4.3

7.6

11/20/06

4.3

4.0

4.1

4.9

4.8

4.2

6.4

6.7

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

5

updated through
11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

M2
Averages of Daily Figures, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
7000

6900

6800

6700

6600

6500

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2005

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

M2
To the average
of four weeks
ending:

Compounded annual rates of change, average of four weeks ending:
11/21/05

04/24/06

5.4

02/13/06

04/24/06

05/22/06

4.4
4.5

3.5

06/19/06

07/17/06

08/28/06

09/25/06

3.0

06/19/06

05/22/06

2.3

07/17/06

5.0

4.3

4.2

6.7

08/28/06

4.3

3.5

3.0

4.1

3.6

09/25/06

4.4

3.8

3.5

4.4

4.2

2.6

10/23/06

4.8

4.4

4.3

5.3

5.3

4.5

7.3

11/20/06

4.9

4.5

4.5

5.3

5.4

4.8

6.8

7.5

Research Division

6

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

Yields on Selected Securities
Averages of Daily Figures
Percent
9

8

Prime Rate
7

Corporate Aaa
2-Year Swap

6

|
|
|
|

5

4

Commercial Paper
3

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Feb

Jan

Mar

Apr

May

2005

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

Percent
6

10-Year Treasury
5

|
|
|
Federal Funds Rate

|
|
|

4

Intended Federal Funds Rate
3-Month Treasury
3

2

Sep

Nov

Oct
2005

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

2006

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

7

updated through
11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data
10-Year Treasury Note Yield
Averages of Daily Figures
Percent
6

5

4

3

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun
2006

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Mar

Apr

May

Jun
2006

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

May

Jun
2006

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2005

10-Year Inflation-Indexed Treasury Yield
Averages of Daily Figures
Percent
4

3

2

1

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

2005

10-Year Inflation-Indexed Treasury Yield Spread
Averages of Daily Figures
Percent
4

3

2

1

Sep

Nov

Oct
2005

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

Research Division

8

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

Rates on Federal Funds Futures Contracts
Daily Data
Percent
5.6

Nov 2006

5.4

Jan 2007

Dec 2006

|
|
|

5.2

Intended Target Rate

5.0

4.8

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Nov

Oct

2006

Rates on Federal Funds Futures on Selected Dates
Percent
5.4

Week Ending:
10/03/06
11/01/06
11/29/06

5.3

5.2

5.1

Nov 2006

Dec 2006

Jan 2007

Feb 2007

Mar 2007

Apr 2007

Contract Month

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

9

updated through
11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite
Averages of Daily Figures
Closing Price

February 5, 1971 = 100

13000

2600

12250

2450

NASDAQ (right scale)

11500

2300

10750

2150

Dow Jones (left scale)

10000

2000

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2005

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

Wilshire 5000 and Standard & Poor's 500
Averages of Daily Figures
January 2, 1980 = 1078.29

1941-43 = 10

14500

1450

14000

1400

13500

1350

Wilshire** (left scale)
13000

1300

S&P* (right scale)
12500

1250

12000

1200

11500

1150

Sep

Nov

Oct
2005

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

*Copyright 2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Standard & Poor's including its subsidiary corporations ("S&P") is a division of
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Reproduction of this data in any form is prohibited without S&P's prior written permission.
**Source: Wilshire Associates Incorporated, www.wilshire.com

Research Division

10

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

Crude Oil Spot Prices
West Texas Intermediate, Averages of Daily Figures
Dollars per barrel
78

74

70

66

62

58

54

Nov

Oct

Sep

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2005

Jun

Jul

Aug

Oct

Sep

Nov

2006

Crude Oil Futures Prices
West Texas Intermediate
Dollars per barrel
70

68

66

11/29/2006
64

62

60

11/22/2006
58

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2007

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

11

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11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

Natural Gas Spot Prices
Henry Hub, Averages of Daily Figures
Dollars per million btu
15

13

11

9

7

5

3

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2005

Jun

Jul

Aug

Oct

Sep

Nov

2006

Note: Spot prices for Henry Hub were temporarily suspended from Friday, September 23, 2005, through Thursday, October 6, 2005, due to Hurricane Rita.

Natural Gas Futures Prices
Henry Hub
Dollars per million btu
9.75

9.50

9.25

9.00

8.75

11/29/2006
8.50

8.25

8.00

11/22/2006
7.75

7.50

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2007

Research Division

12

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

Trade-Weighted Exchange Rate Indexes
Averages of Daily Figures
March 1973=100

January 1987=100

95

115

Broad Index (right scale)

90

110

85

105

Major Index (left scale)

80

100

75

95

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2005

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

Exchange Rates
Averages of Daily Figures
Euro/US$

Yen/US$

1.00

124

0.95

120

Japan (right scale)
0.90

116

0.85

112

0.80

108

Euro (left scale)
0.75

104

0.70

100

Sep

Nov

Oct
2005

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

13

updated through
11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

Currency Component of M1
Averages of Daily Figures, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
750

740

730

720

710

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2005

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

Savings and Small Time Deposits
Averages of Daily Figures, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars

Billions of dollars

1180

4900

1140

4700

1100

4500

1060

4300

1020

4100

Small Time (left scale)
980

3900

Savings (right scale)

940

3700

900

3500

860

3300

Sep

Nov

Oct
2005

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

Research Division

14

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

Institutional and Retail Money Funds
Averages of Daily Figures, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars

Billions of dollars

1350

1050

1300

1000

1250

950

1200

900

Institutional Money (left scale)
1150

850

1100

800

1050

750

Retail Money (right scale)
1000

700

950

650

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2005

Jun

Jul

Aug

Nov

Oct

Sep

2006

Total Borrowings from Federal Reserve Banks
Averages of Daily Figures
Billions of dollars
0.8

0.7

0.6

0.5

0.4

0.3

0.2

0.1

0.0

Sep

Nov

Oct
2005

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

15

updated through
11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

Bank Loans and Credit
All Commercial Banks in the United States, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars

Billions of dollars

8400

6700

8200

6500

8000

6300

7800

6100

Bank Credit (left scale)
7600

5900

7400

5700

7200

5500

Loans and Leases (right scale)
7000

5300

6800

5100

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Feb

Jan

Mar

Apr

May

2005

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

Commercial and Industrial Loans
Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars

Billions of dollars

1200

700

1175

675

1150

650

1125

625

1100

600

1075

575

All Banks (left scale)
1050

550

1025

525

Large Banks (right scale)
1000

500

975

475

Sep

Nov

Oct
2005

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

Research Division

16

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updated through
11/30/06

U.S. Financial Data

Commercial Paper of Nonfinancial Companies
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
170

160

150

140

130

120

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2005

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2006

Commercial Paper: Financial and Asset-Backed
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
1050

1000

950

900

Asset-Backed
850

800

750

Financial
700

650

600

Sep

Nov

Oct
2005

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun
2006

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U.S. Financial Data
Interest Rates
Percent
30-Day
Comm.
Paper

Sep

90-Day
CDs

2-Year
Interest
Corporate Corporate Municipal
Rate Swap Aaa Bonds Baa Bonds
Bonds

Federal
Funds

3-Month
Treasury
Bill

2-Year
Treasury
Securities

5-Year
Treasury
Securities

10-Year
Treasury
Securities

30-Year
Treasury
Securities

5.21

5.34

5.23

5.59

6.52

4.34

5.25

4.84

4.81

4.73

4.79

4.94

5.20

5.35

5.25

5.58

6.49

4.30

5.23

4.81

4.83

4.73

4.79

4.92

22

5.20

5.34

5.21

5.49

6.40

4.21

5.24

4.81

4.77

4.66

4.71

4.83

29

5.22

5.32

5.08

5.39

6.32

4.23

5.27

4.76

4.67

4.56

4.60

4.73

6

5.19

5.32

5.07

5.42

6.36

4.25

5.30

4.79

4.66

4.56

4.62

4.77

13

5.20

5.33

5.23

5.56

6.50

4.33

5.23

4.90

4.85

4.74

4.78

4.91

20

5.20

5.33

5.24

5.56

6.49

4.33

5.23

4.96

4.85

4.75

4.78

4.91

27

Oct

8
15

5.21

5.33

5.26

5.55

6.42

4.30

5.24

4.99

4.85

4.74

4.77

4.89

5.20

5.33

5.11

5.41

6.27

4.18

5.25

4.95

4.73

4.60

4.64

4.74

5.21

5.32

5.14

5.39

6.25

4.19

5.24

4.96

4.76

4.62

4.64

4.74

17

5.20

5.32

5.11

5.34

6.21

4.17

5.25

4.96

4.78

4.61

4.61

4.70

24
Dec

3
10

Nov

5.21

5.32

5.08

5.30

6.18

4.14

5.24

4.93

4.75

4.58

4.58

4.66

5.22

5.32

5.03

5.25

6.14

.

5.26

4.91

4.69

4.52

4.52

4.61

1*

*Averages of rates available

Money Stock and Components

Reserves and Base

Billions of dollars, seasonally adjusted

Billions of dollars, seasonally adjusted

Savings

Retail
Money

Adjusted
Monetary
Base

Institutional
Money

Adjusted
Reserves

M2

Currency

9

6927.6

7076.1

741.0

1139.8

3619.9

798.0

1288.3

Aug 30

840.056

94.601

16

6930.3

7077.1

741.6

1143.7

3637.1

798.7

1290.5

Sep 13

835.621

94.219

23

6948.2

7083.0

743.7

1148.2

3630.0

797.7

1283.0

30

Oct

MZM

Small
Time

6951.2

7076.3

745.1

1152.5

3616.6

799.3

1277.6

6

6962.5

7102.9

744.5

1155.2

3639.3

805.2

6945.0

7077.2

744.7

1157.7

3633.7

807.3

20

6970.5

7104.1

746.2

1160.5

3638.4

805.6

1294.1

Bank Loans and Credit

Nov

96.158

834.690

92.508

839.188

93.250

8

835.156

93.085

22

1289.9

841.821

11
25

1295.6

13

Nov

27
Oct

838.987

94.526

Exchange Rates

Billions of dollars, seasonally adjusted
Bank
Credit

C&I
Loans
(Large)

Comm.
Paper
(nsa)

18

8134.5

5951.5

1175.8

565.0

147.5

0.230

8136.3

5962.1

1181.9

566.4

150.8

0.174

1

8186.3

5972.7

1190.9

569.2

156.9

0.172

8

8174.4

5971.1

1184.0

567.4

160.9

8164.8

5969.9

1179.4

565.9

165.0

Broad
Major
Exchange
Rate:
Exchange Exchange
Rate Index Rate Index
Euro/$

Total
Borrowings

15

Nov

C&I
Loans
(All)

25

Oct

Loans and
Leases

22
29

.
.

.
.

.
.

Oct

Exchange
Rate:
Yen/$

20

82.8

108.6

0.796

118.8

27

82.4

108.2

0.792

118.8

3

81.8

107.6

0.784

117.3

0.169

10

81.8

107.6

0.781

117.8

0.122

17

82.1

107.8

0.781

118.0

24

81.7

107.6

0.775

117.2

80.6

106.8

0.761

116.2

.

164.1

0.199

.

158.2

0.111

Nov

Dec

1*

*Averages of rates available
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Definitions
M1: The sum of currency held outside the vaults of depository
institutions, Federal Reserve Banks, and the U.S. Treasury; travelers
checks; and demand and other checkable deposits issued by financial
institutions (except demand deposits due to the Treasury and depository
institutions), minus cash items in process of collection and Federal
Reserve float.
M2: M1 plus savings deposits (including money market deposit
accounts) and small-denomination (less than $100,000) time deposits
issued by financial institutions; and shares in retail money market mutual
funds (funds with initial investments of less than $50,000), net of
retirement accounts.
M3: M2 plus large-denomination ($100,000 or more) time deposits;
repurchase agreements issued by depository institutions; Eurodollar
deposits, specifically, dollar-denominated deposits due to nonbank
U.S. addresses held at foreign offices of U.S. banks worldwide and all
banking offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; and institutional
money market mutual funds (funds with initial investments of $50,000
or more).

Notes
Cover Page: Economic forecasts are median responses from the
Thomson Financial Weekly Economic Survey, which is sent out to 20
to 25 Wall Street economists each week (usually on Tuesday). These
forecasts are released on Friday—at which time, Thursday’s USFD
cover page will be updated.
Page 3: Adjusted Monetary Base equals the sum of currency in
circulation outside Federal Reserve Banks and the U.S. Treasury,
deposits of depository financial institutions at Federal Reserve Banks,
and an adjustment for the effects of changes in statutory reserve
requirements on the quantity of base money held by depositories.
This series is a spliced chain index; see Anderson and Rasche (1996a,
1996b, 2001, 2003).
Page 4: Adjusted Reserves is defined as the sum of vault cash and
Federal Reserve Bank deposits held by depository institutions and an
adjustment for the effects of changes in statutory reserve requirements
on the quantity of base money held by depositories. This series, a
spliced chain index, is numerically larger than the Board of Governors’
measure, which excludes vault cash not used to satisfy statutory reserve
requirements and Federal Reserve Bank deposits used to satisfy required
clearing balance contracts; see Anderson and Rasche (1996a, 2001,
2003).
Page 5: MZM includes the zero maturity, or immediately available,
components of M3. MZM equals M2 minus small-denomination time
deposits, plus institutional money market mutual funds (that is, the
money market mutual funds included in M3 but excluded from M2).
The label MZM, or “Money, Zero Maturity,” was coined by William
Poole (1991) for this aggregate, proposed earlier by Motley (1988).
Readers are cautioned that since early 1994 the level and growth of
M1 have been depressed by retail sweep programs that reclassify
transactions deposits (demand deposits and other checkable deposits)
as savings deposits overnight, thereby reducing banks’ required
reserves; see Anderson and Rasche (2001) and
research.stlouisfed.org/aggreg/swdata.html.
Page 7: Current data appear in the Federal Reserve Board’s H.15
release, except for the Intended Federal Funds Rate. Federal Funds
Rate represents seven-day averages for the week ending two days
earlier than the date shown in the release.
Page 8: 10-Year Inflation-Indexed Treasury Yield is the most

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recently issued inflation-indexed bond of 10-year original maturity.
10-Year Inflation-Indexed Treasury Yield Spread equals the difference between the yield on the most recently issued 10-year inflationindexed bond and the unadjusted 10-Year Treasury Note Yield of
similar maturity.
Page 9: Rates on Federal Funds Futures Contracts trace through
time the yield on three specific contracts. Rates on Federal Funds
Futures on Selected Dates displays a single day’s snapshot of yields
for contracts expiring in the months shown on the horizontal axis.
Page 11: Crude Oil (West Texas intermediate) spot and futures prices
are listed in the Wall Street Journal. Spot Prices are weekly averages
of daily prices; Futures Prices are usually taken on Wednesday.
Page 12: Natural Gas (Henry Hub) spot and futures prices are listed
in the Wall Street Journal. Spot Prices are weekly averages of daily
prices; Futures Prices are usually taken on Wednesday.
Page 13: Data appear in the Federal Reserve Board’s H.10 release.
The Major Index comprises 7 currencies. The Broad Index comprises
the Major Index plus 19 additional currencies. Further details may
be found at www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/summary/.
Page 14: Data appear in the Federal Reserve Board’s H.6 release.
Savings Deposits is the sum of money market deposit accounts and
passbook and statement savings. Small Time Deposits have a minimum
initial maturity of 7 days. Savings deposits and small time deposits
are at all depository institutions.
Page 15: Data appear in the Federal Reserve Board’s H.6 release.
Retail Money Funds are included in M2. Institutional Money Funds
are not part of M2; they used to be included in M3, which was discontinued as of March 23, 2006.
See www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h6/discm3.htm.
As of January 9, 2003, Total Borrowings includes primary, secondary,
and seasonal credit. Prior to that, borrowings include seasonal,
adjustment, and extended credit.
Page 16: Data appear in the Federal Reserve Board’s H.8 release.
Bank Loans and Credit include foreign-related institutions. Bank
Credit includes loans and leases and securities. All Banks includes
foreign-related institutions. Large Banks are domestically chartered
banks (adjusted for mergers) and report on a weekly basis.
Page 17: Current data appear at
www.federalreserve.gov/releases/cp/outstandings.htm.
Page 18: Treasury Security yields are Treasury constant maturities
as reported in the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
System’s H.15 release.
The 3-Month Treasury Bill yield is the secondary market yield from
the H.15 release. Federal Funds represents seven-day averages for
the week ending two days earlier than the date shown in the table.
Municipal Bonds represents Bond Buyer’s Average Index of 20
municipal bonds, Thursday data.

Sources
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Monetary aggregates and components: H.6 release. Bank credit: H.8
release. Total Borrowings: H.4.1 release. Interest rates: H.15
release. Exchange rates: H.10 release. Commercial paper: Board
of Governors web site.
Chicago Board of Trade
Federal funds futures contract.
Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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NASDAQ Stock Market, Incorporated
NASDAQ Composite®.
Standard & Poor’s
Standard & Poor’s 500 composite index.
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. inflation-indexed security yields.

____ and ____(2001). “Retail Sweep Programs and Bank Reserves,
1994-1999,” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review,
January/February, pp. 51-72.
____ and ____ , with Jeffrey Loesel (2003). “A Reconstruction of the
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Adjusted Monetary Base and
Reserves,” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review,
September/October, 85(5), pp. 39-70.

Wall Street Journal
Oil (West Texas intermediate) and natural gas (Henry Hub) spot
and futures prices.

Motley, Brian (1988). “Should M2 Be Redefined?” Federal Reserve
Bank of San Francisco Economic Review, Winter, pp. 33-51.

Wilshire Associates Incorporated (www.wilshire.com)
Wilshire 5000 ®.

Poole, William (1991). Statement before the Subcommittee on
Domestic Monetary Policy of the Committee on Banking, Finance
and Urban Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, November 6,
1991. Government Printing Office, Serial No. 102-82.

References
Anderson, Richard G. and Robert H. Rasche (1996a). “A Revised
Measure of the St. Louis Adjusted Monetary Base,” Federal
Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, March/April, 78(2), pp. 3-13.

Note: Articles from this Bank’s Review are available on the Internet
at research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/.

____ and ____(1996b). “Measuring the Adjusted Monetary Base in
an Era of Financial Change,” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Review, November/ December, 78(6), pp. 3-37.

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