Banks and Financial Markets

Banks and Financial Markets

  • Mutual Fund

    The Stock Market Is Up, but Mutual Fund Investors Are Fleeing

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    Despite major stock indexes hitting record highs, stock mutual funds have seen net outflows for many months.

  • credit card debt and financial distress

    Financial Distress around the Great Recession

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    Two measures of financial distress—use of all available credit and payment delinquencies—actually dropped around the Great Recession.

  • iowa electronic markets and the presidential election

    What Does the Market Say about the Presidential Election?

    Thursday, October 06, 2016

    There is a market where securities pay out based on the presidential election. What is it projecting about the outcome?

  • ConsumerDebt

    How Consumer Debt Has Evolved in the Nation and the Eighth District

    Monday, October 03, 2016

    Since the financial crisis, households nationally have sharply reduced their debt while Eighth District households have largely stayed the same.

  • What Was Behind the Boom and Bust in House Prices?

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Recent research points more strongly to one of three potential culprits: fundamental shocks, credit market changes or beliefs about the housing market.

  • money market yield spreads

    New SEC Rules Cause Shift in Money Market Fund Assets

    Tuesday, September 06, 2016

    Rules meant to prevent sudden large withdrawals from prime money market funds may be sending investors toward government-only money market funds.

  • too big to fail

    The Timing of Labeling a Bank "Too Big to Fail" Matters

    Thursday, September 01, 2016

    Many argue that preventing banks from collapsing bails out investors at taxpayer expense, but it depends when a bank was designated “too big to fail.”

  • How Does Available Credit Affect Finding Jobs?

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    The financial pressures of becoming re-employed after losing a job can be substantial. The amount of credit these workers have can affect their job outcomes.

  • bullard

    The St. Louis Fed's New Approach to Near-Term Projections

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    President James Bullard discusses the thinking behind the St. Louis Fed’s new approach to near-term projections for the U.S. macroeconomy and for the federal funds rate. He also explains how the new approach differs from the old one.

  • Did It Matter What Types of Assets the Fed Purchased?

    Monday, August 15, 2016

    New research shows that the types of assets purchased during QE had differing effects on the economy.


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