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.
- 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
- Financial Stress: What Is It, How Can It Be Measured, and Why Does It Matter?
By Craig S. Hakkio and William R. Keeton