A positive value indicates that financial stress is above the long-run average, while a negative value signifies that financial stress is below the long-run average. Another useful way to assess the current level of financial stress is to compare the index to its value during past, widely recognized episodes of financial stress.

Latest data

The Kansas City Financial Stress Index (KCFSI) decreased from -0.32 in March to -0.48 in April.

Schedule

  • 2019 Release Dates

  • Reference period Release dates
    December 2018 Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019
    January 2019 Friday, Feb. 8
    February Friday, March 8
    March Monday, April 8
    April Wednesday, May 8
    May Monday, June 10
    June Tuesday, July 9
    July Thursday, Aug. 8
    August Tuesday, Sept. 10
    September Tuesday, Oct. 8
    October Monday, Nov. 8
    November Monday, Dec. 9
    December Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
  • 2018 Release Dates
  • 2017 Release Dates 
Reference period Release dates
December 2016 Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017
January Wednesday, Feb. 8
February Wednesday, March 8
March Monday, April 10
April Monday, May 8
May Thursday, June 8
June Tuesday, July 11
July Tuesday, Aug. 8
August Monday, Sept. 11
September Tuesday, Oct. 10
October Wednesday, Nov. 8
November Friday, Dec. 8
December Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018