St. Louis Financial Stress Index – September 15 Update

On March 28 I wrote a post (“The STLFSI“) about the  STLFSI (St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index) which is supposed to measure stress in the financial system.

Here is the most recent chart.  This chart was last updated on September 15, incorporating data from 12-31-93 to 9-9-11 on a weekly basis.  The present level is .846:


I post various indicators and indices because I believe they should be carefully monitored.  However, as those familiar with this blog are aware, I do not necessarily agree with what they depict or imply.


The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 1214.86 as this post is written