Blue Chip Financial Forecasts gives you the latest in prevailing
opinion about the future direction and level of U.S. interest rates that is
critical to the profitable management of your firm. Survey participants such
as Bank of America, Goldman Sachs & Co., Swiss Re, Loomis, Sayles & Company,
and J.P. MorganChase, provide forecasts for each of the next six quarters for
the following variables:
Federal Funds Rate
Commercial Paper, 1-month
Treasury Bills, 3-month, 6-month, 1-year
Treasury Notes, 2-year, 5-year, 10-year
Average Long-term Treasury Yield
Corporate Aaa Bond
Corporate Baa Bond
State & Local Bond
Home Mortgage Rate
Fed's Major Currency Index
GDP Chained Price Index
Consumer Price Index
Each forecaster's prediction is published along with the average, or consensus
forecast, for each variable. There are also averages of the 10 highest and 10
lowest forecasts for each variable; a median forecast to eliminate the effects
of extreme forecasts on the consensus; the number of forecasts raised,
lowered, or left unchanged from a month ago; and a diffusion index that
indicates shifts in sentiment that sometimes occur prior to changes in the
Blue Chip Financial Forecasts also contains forecasts of 3-month
interest rates, 10-year government bond yields and foreign exchange rates for
the U.S., U.K., Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Australia and Euro, based on a
separate survey of respected international firms.
In addition to each month's survey results, you get:
Commentary: Analysis by newsletter's staff of latest survey results and
recent U.S. and international economic and financial developments.
Graphs: Plot historical data and consensus forecasts.
Long-Range Forecasts: In June and December, consensus, and averages of
top 10 and bottom 10 forecasts of all regular variables for each of the next
five years, plus an average for the following 5-year period.
Viewpoints: A sampling of views on the economy excerpted from recent
reports issued by Blue Chip panel members
Special Questions: The results of special polls of the panel on
questions of topical interest, i.e. monetary policy, fiscal policy, major
influences on the outlook for growth, inflation, etc.
Databank: Two years of historical data on 28 critical indicators of
Calendar: A calendar of upcoming government and private sector data
releases, Federal Reserve meetings, etc.