College Fed Challenge Resource Page

Link to 2005 Power Point Presentation:

2005 Power Point

 

Links to Internet Resources:

The Baltimore Fed Challenge Resource Page: This site contains vital information about the competition including sample questions asked at previous competitions.

EconEdNet: Site with up to date info on the Economic Education Programs at the Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve

The Economy in Action: Webpage which contains info on U.S. Economic and financial data.

Fed 101: This one is a must. A good overview of the Fed's structure, history, and goals. 

Federal Reserve Education Page: Link to many educational materials.

The National Fed Challenge Page: This site has links to winning Fed Challenge scripts and slide presentations. Also contains judges' questions and suggested answering strategies.

The New York Economic Education Page: A presentation on the FOMC including a simulation.

Economic Indicators: Links to daily releases of Economic Indicators.

Links to Economic Indicators:

GDP and other Aggregates

Real Gross Domestic Product (Quarterly)    Source: US Department of Commerce; Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

Household Sector

Consumer Consumption Spending  (Quarterly) Source: US Department of Commerce; BEA

Disposable Income (Quarterly) Source: BEA  

Household Wealth

Personal Savings (Quarterly) Source: BEA

Residential Investment (Quarterly) Source: BEA

House Prices

Mortgage Rates:

Mortgage Refinancing:

Housing Starts

Household Debt

Consumer Credit

 

Business Sector

Retail Sales (Monthly)    Source: US Department of Commerce; Bureau of Census

Business Sales and Inventories (Monthly)    Source: US Department of Commerce; Bureau of Census

Advance Report on Durable Goods Shipments, New Orders and Unfilled Orders (Monthly)    Source: US Department of Commerce; Bureau of Census

Light-Weight Vehicle Sales (every 10 days, seasonally adjusted)    Source:  US Department of Commerce; Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Government Sector

International Sector

Labor Market

Prices

Consumer Price Index (CPI)  (Monthly)    Source: US Department of Labor; Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Financial Markets

Yield on 10 Year Treasury Bond (Daily)    Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

S&P 500 Stock Index (Daily)    Source: Standard and Poor's