Archive: October, 2008

Retail Sales

Economic Indicators.gov

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Interest Rate Spreads

St. Louis Fed: Series: WBAA, Moody’s Seasoned Baa Corporate Bond Yield
Series: WGS10YR, 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate

According to the latest data from the Federal Reserve, Baa corporate bonds are yielding 4.56% more than 10-year Treasuries. The chart below shows this relationship over the last 40+ years.

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Consumer Price Index

 12-Month Percent Change in Consumer Price Index

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Capacity Utilization: Total Industry

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