Endless Metrics provides quantitative analysis on the current, past, and future state of the market and economy. This analysis is produced with independence and objectivity for the benefit of individuals within the finance profession and for those outside of the industry seeking to learn more about the market.
Jobs are fundamental to both the stock market and GDP. If you don’t have jobs, you don’t have companies with stocks to trade. If you don’t have jobs, you aren’t producing any stuff that gets measured by... (read more)
The United States is a consumer-driven economy. People buying goods and services is the most critcal driver of GDP. That's why holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas are often talked about by otherwise... (read more)
Industrial production is an awesome time series for a lot of different reasons.
First, it’s a really long trend for which we have monthly data. Very few financial or economic metrics that are... (read more)
This metric takes the average rate of interest for a thirty-year fixed mortgage. It's an incredibly important interest rate as it plays a large role in housing market dynamics (and we all know how... (read more)
The Federal Funds Rate is the target interest rate set by the Federal Open Market Committee that determines the rate at which banks borrow and lend excess reserves overnight. It's perhaps the most... (read more)