The federal Reserve bank of st. louis has information available on interest rates and economic conditions . A publication called Monetary Trends contains graphs and tables with information about current conditions in the capital markets .
Go to the website www.stls.frb.org and click on REserach and Data on the menu at the top of the page and select publications . Find the most recent issue on Monetary Trends and answer these questions .
A- What is the professionals consensus forecast for inflation over the next 2 years ?
B- What do consumers expect to happen to inflation over the next 2 years ?
C- Have real interest rates increased, decreased , or remained the same over the last 2 years ?
D- what has happened to short term nominal interest rates over the last 2 years ? what about long term nominal interest rates ?
E How do recent U.S inflation and long term interest rates compare with those of the other countries listed ?
F- What are the most recently available 3-month and 10-year yields on Treasury securities ?