0
$\begingroup$

eg M3? how can we see precisely how it is defined, measured?

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/MABMM301USM189S?fbclid=IwAR1lwaCbKUX16L1meOk6iZvloYOW0F7pIjmq9I4sb5VfvhhLhj8lsVTlpxg

$\endgroup$
3
$\begingroup$

The bottom of these indicator/series pages on FRED always lists the source. In this case, it's the OECD. If you dig around a bit on their site, and find where they host the data, there is always some meta-data attached to these that explains pretty much everything you would be looking for normally. Otherwise, they also list an email and you can ask them directly--which I've done on occasion. They're slow to respond, but get back.

For your specific question, for example, if you go to https://stats.oecd.org/, click on the 'Finance', 'Monthly Financial Statistics', 'Monthly Monetary and Financial Statistics' and the select 'Monetary Aggregates - Broad Money M3', it pulls up all the M3 data. On the right-hand side, there is a window you can expand that has all the metadata that answers your question.

enter image description here

| improve this answer | |
$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ i see , many thanks! $\endgroup$ – Randor Feb 9 at 15:27

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.