09 Feb 2009

St. Louis Fed Sends Data to the Memory Hole?

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If anyone has a reasonable explanation for this, I would love to hear it. Until then, this is fueling my conspiracy theory view of the world…

For my Daily Reckoning article, I included the below graph:

Someone wanted to put it in a PowerPoint presentation, and so I emailed her the original source at FRED. But then she asked how I got it to go back so far, because right now this is what comes up:

Those are the same data series; you can check the title at the top of each chart. And yet, when I looked at the series in December, they had the information going back to 1929. Today, if you check the series info, it only goes back to 1959.

Any thoughts? Like I said, if I were a conspiracy theorist, I would think the Fed is trying to hide just how unprecedented all this stuff is. Maybe they didn’t appreciate Glenn Beck’s antics the other week?

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