National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI)

The Chicago Fed’s National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI) provides a comprehensive weekly update 

U.S. financial conditions in money markets 

The NFCI and ANFCI are updated on a weekly basis at 8:30 a.m.  

ET on Wednesday, and cover the time period through the previous Friday.  

When a federal holiday falls on a Wednesday or earlier in the week, the NFCI and ANFCI will be updated on Thursday 

Index Suggests Financial Conditions Continued to Loosen Slightly in Week Ending August 19

The NFCI edged down to –0.28 in the week ending August 19. Risk indicators contributed –0.05, credit indicators contributed –0.13, and leverage indicators contributed –0.10 to the index in the latest week.