ALFRED allows you to retrieve vintage versions of economic data that were available on specific dates in history. In general, economic data for past observation periods are revised as more accurate estimates become available. As a result, previous vintages of data can be superseded and may no longer be available from various data sources. Real time economic data allows academics to reproduce others' research, build more accurate forecasting models, and analyze economic policy decisions.
The Bank of Canada is the nation's central bank. The Bank of Canada has responsibilities for Canada's monetary policy, bank notes, financial system, funds management. Its principal role, as defined in the Bank of Canada Act, is "to promote the economic and financial welfare of Canada."
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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) preserves and promotes public confidence in the U.S. financial system by insuring deposits in banks and thrift institutions for at least $250,000; by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to the deposit insurance funds; and by limiting the effect on the economy and the financial system when a bank or thrift institution fails.
The Federal Reserve System, often referred to as the Federal Reserve or simply "the Fed," is the central bank of the United States. It was created by Congress to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. Over the years, its role has evolved and expanded.
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