Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States

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Latest Dashboard:

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – January 14, 2017 (opens PDF)cow_jan282017

Recent Dashboards:

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – January 14, 2017 (opens PDF)currtb

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – December 17, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_dec172016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – December 11, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_dec112016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – December 3, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_dec032016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – November 28, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_nov282016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – November 19, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_nov192016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – November 11, 2016 (opens PDF)

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Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – November 6, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_nov062016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – October 29, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_oct292016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – October 22, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_oct222016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – October 15, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_oct152016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – October 8, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_oct082016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – October 1, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_oct012016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – September 25, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_sep252016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – September 17, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_sep172016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – September 11, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_sep112016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – September 3, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_sep032016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – August 27, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_aug272016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – August 13, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_aug132016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – August 6, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_aug062016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – July 30, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_jul302016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – July 23, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_jul232016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – July 16, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_jul162016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – July 9, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_jul092016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – July 4, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_jul042016

Macro and Markets Dashboard: United States – June 26, 2016 (opens PDF)cow_jun262016

About

What is it?dash3

The Macro and Markets Dashboard for the United States is a collection of nearly 100 indicators and measures of the U.S. economy.  The dashboard is meant to be a cross-sectoral tool for analyzing macroeconomic and financial conditions and recent (past decade) trends, and a well-organized summary of thousands of datapoints.

Latest dashboard: MacroDash.pdf

Contents include:

  1. Macroeconomic Indicators: Overview
  2. Labor Market Indicators: Business Sector
  3. Equity Market Indicators: Households
  4. Depository Corporations
  5. Labor Markets
  6. Equity Markets
  7. Interest Rate and Bond Markets
  8. Government and Policy
  9. Prices
  10. Trade and External Sector Indicators
  11. Capital Flows
  12. Exchange Rate Table

How do I read it?

Each line plot shows the performance of an indicator from January 1, 2006 to present. The name of the indicator follows a small blue box above the plot. The latest value and its reference period is listed in the bottom left corner of the plot area. Below each chart is a brief listing of the source/method, but most importantly, a link to the actual data.

How is it made?

I hope to add the code to this site at some point, but the short answer is: data is collected and cleaned with Stata and read by a .tex file. Integral to the process is FRED, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Data, which contains hundreds of thousands of time series. Quandl is also critical, and is used as the source of much of the data. PGFplots is the LaTeX package that creates the plots.

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