Thursday, 27 June 2013

St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index ticks up to -0.32 from previous week’s -0.39

By the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index Chart

For the week ending June 21, 2013, the St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index (STLFSI) measured -0.32, as seen in the chart above. The STLFSI thus continues to signal below-average levels of financial market stress. Still, the STLFSI has risen noticeably (that is, become less negative) since the week ending May 10, 2013. Although the STLFSI has risen to its highest level in about 10 months, the index remains well below its recent peak registered in early October 2011.

weekly change

As seen in the chart above, 9 of the 18 indicators used to construct the STLFSI increased from the previous week. This is a slight improvement from the previous week, when 12 of the 18 indicators had increased. For the week ending June 21, three of the STLFSI’s components registered relatively large positive contributions.

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