Beige Book: Window on Main Street

The latest edition of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) Beige Book, released Wednesday, May 31, 2017, continued to deliver a positive view of the U.S. economy. The Beige Book is a qualitative assessment of the domestic economy and each of the 12 Fed districts individually. The report is prepared eight times per year, ahead of each of the eight Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings. We believe the Beige Book is best interpreted by measuring how the key words change over time. The qualitative inputs for the May 2017 Beige Book were collected in April 2017 through May 22, 2017.

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