United States Federal Reserve

Selected Reports

Beige Book - "Commonly known as the Beige Book, this report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector. An overall summary of the twelve district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis." (Updated twice a quarter)

Quarterly Report on Federal Reserve Balance Sheet Developments - "The Federal Reserve prepares this quarterly report as part of its efforts to enhance transparency about its balance sheet, financial information, and monetary policy tools, and to ensure appropriate accountability to the Congress and the public." (Updated quarterly)

Financial Stability Report - "This report summarizes the Federal Reserve Board’s framework for assessing the resilience of the U.S. financial system and presents the Board’s current assessment. By publishing this report, the Board intends to promote public understanding and increase transparency and accountability for the Federal Reserve’s views on this topic." (Updated quarterly)

Economic Indicators

Other Reports

Press Releases - Releases on recent news and events at the Federal Reserve. (Updated periodically)

Speeches of Federal Reserve Officials - Speeches by Federal Reserve officials and board members. (Updated periodically)

Meeting Calendars, Statements, and Minutes - Materials from the 8 FOMC meetings scheduled throughout the year released around the meeting dates. Historical documents can be found here. (Updated twice a quarter)

Monetary Policy Report - "The Federal Reserve Act requires the Federal Reserve Board to submit written reports to Congress containing discussions of 'the conduct of monetary policy and economic developments and prospects for the future.'" (Updated semiannually)

Economic Research

Finance and Economics Discussion Series (FEDS) - "Staff working papers in the Finance and Economics Discussion Series (FEDS) investigate a broad range of issues in economics and finance, with a focus on the U.S. economy and domestic financial markets." (Updated periodically)

FEDS Notes - "FEDS Notes are articles in which Board economists offer their own views and present analysis on a range of topics in economics and finance. These articles are shorter and less technically oriented than FEDS Working Papers." (Updated periodically)

International Finance Discussion Papers (IFDP) - "Staff working papers in the International Finance and Discussion Papers (IFDP) series are primarily materials produced by staff in the Division of International Finance. These topics are focused on, though by no means limited to, international macroeconomics, international trade, global finance, financial institutions, and markets, as well as international capital flows." (Updated periodically)

IFDP Notes - "IFDP Notes are articles in which Board economists offer their own views and present analysis on a range of topics in economics and finance. These articles are shorter and less technically oriented than IFDP Working Papers." (Updated periodically)

Federal Reserve Supervision and Regulation Report - "The report summarizes banking conditions and the Federal Reserve’s supervisory and regulatory activities, in conjunction with semiannual testimony before Congress by the Vice Chairman for Supervision." (Updated periodically)

Senior Financial Officer Survey - "The Board uses the surveys in this collection to gather qualitative and limited quantitative information about liability management, the provision of financial services, and the functioning of key financial markets." (Updated quarterly)

Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices - "Survey of up to eighty large domestic banks and twenty-four U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. The Federal Reserve generally conducts the survey quarterly, timing it so that results are available for the January/February, April/May, August, and October/November meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee. The Federal Reserve occasionally conducts one or two additional surveys during the year. Questions cover changes in the standards and terms of the banks' lending and the state of business and household demand for loans. The survey often includes questions on one or two other topics of current interest." (Updated quarterly)

Senior Credit Officer Opinion Survey on Dealer Financing Terms - "The Senior Credit Officer Opinion Survey on Dealer Financing Terms (SCOOS) is a quarterly survey providing information about the availability and terms of credit in securities financing and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets. The SCOOS is modeled after the long-established Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices, which provides qualitative information about changes in supply and demand for loans to households and businesses at commercial banks." (Updated quarterly)

Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) - "The Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is normally a triennial cross-sectional survey of U.S. families." (Updated once every three years)


Bank Assets and Liabilities
Bank Structure Data
          Large Commercial Banks (Updated quarterly)

Business Finance
          Finance Companies

Exchange Rates and International Data
          Foreign Exchange Rates (Updated weekly)

Financial Accounts
          Financial Accounts of the United States (Updated quarterly)

Household Finance
          Consumer Credit
          Mortgage Debt Outstanding

Industrial Activity

Interest Rates
          Select Interest Rates (Updated daily)

Money Stock and Reserve Balances
          Factors Affecting Reserve Balances (Updated weekly)

Micro Data Reference Manual - "The Micro Data Reference Manual (MDRM) is a catalog of micro and macro data collected from depository institutions and other respondents. The data are organized into reports, or data series, and consist primarily of financial and structure data. The MDRM documents the labels and values associated with each data item. A web interface is used to access and display the MDRM data. The MDRM is designed to assist end users of the microdata." 


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