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) increased from -0.62 in September to -0.28 in October.


  • 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

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