Through the library, you have access to a report from the International Monetary Fund entitled “Global Financial Stability Report.” Basically, the report discusses global market developments and issues. The really nice feature is that we have access to some of the historical reports.
Here is the link and some quick instructions on how to navigate to the actual report. (Note: the June link is just a quick update, click the April link to get an in-depth report):
Click the date of the report you want. Click the ‘Full Text” link at the top of the page to see the entire report or under each chapter, click the “full text” link to see it. (I know that sounds obvious, but I actually passed these up on the 1st go-round- maybe this is just a personal problem and you can ignore this paragraph)
For those who like to know more details, here is a sampling of some of the statistical data/chart titles in the April report:
1.1 The Middle East: Geopolitical Risk to the Financial Stability Outlook
1.2 Implications of Japan’s Earthquake for Financial Stability
1.3 Examining the Ability of U.S. Banks to Absorb Mortgage Principal Reductions
1.4 Are Debt Vulnerabilities Building in the Emerging Market Corporate Sector?
1.5 Emerging Market Banks: Fueling Growth or Frenzy?
1.6 Euro Area Crisis Management and Prevention
1.7 Regulatory Reforms: Are We There Yet?
2.1 How Well Does the Net Stable Funding Ratio Predict Banks’ Liquidity Problems?
2.2 How Well Does the Systemic Liquidity Risk Index Explain Banks’ Liquidity Problems?
3.1 The Danish “Balance Principle” Mortgage Model
3.2 Legal Prerequisites for Housing Finance Systems
3.3 Experience with Limits on Loan-to-Value Ratios for Residential Mortgages
3.4 Housing Finance and the U.S. Housing Crisis
3.5 Emerging Market Mortgage Securitization
3.6 Empirical Analyses of the Relationships among House Prices, Credit, and Housing Finance Characteristics
3.7 Mortgage Finance Unbundling and Incentive Misalignments