The Data Leaks That Move Markets

In financial markets, data security relates to the timing of data releases because premature releases or leaks unfairly favor one group of investors.

Correlation or Causation: Federal Reserve Humor

I can remember a combination of euphoria and uneasiness as we we had some early signs of the credit crisis during 2007, the stock market peaked in October, and then in December the recession began. With a typical 5-year lag, the transcripts…

Translating the Fed

I just discovered the Slate Plain English tool. Still under development, its function is to transform unintelligible jargon into normal English. To see how it works, you might want to look at a Slate/Planet Money translation of Tuesday’s Federal Reserve…