Release: Kansas City Financial Stress Index
Starting with the September 14, 2021, release, the SNL U.S. Bank index, an underlying index used in the calculation of the KCFSI, has been replaced with the S&P U.S. BMI Banks Index on the S&P Capital IQ platform. As the replacement index provides limited historical data, the KCFSI uses predicted values for the S&P U.S. BMI Banks Index between 1989 and 2004, resulting from a linear regression of the replacement index against the original index. This methodology produces highly correlated values of the current KCFSI with previous values, suggesting a minimal effect on the KCFSI. To obtain further information please see: Financial Stress: What Is It, How Can It Be Measured, and Why Does It Matter?.
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City Financial Stress Index [KCFSI], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/KCFSI, September 22, 2021.