GAO - US General Accounting Office -- the accounting/investigative arm of the US Congress. Order their free reports. They are unbiased, usually hard-hitting, fact-filled investigative reports of controversial subjects such as derivatives, the public debt, and even an in-depth comparison of Weiss's own ratings track record as compared to those of Wall Street rating agencies. This last report can also be read on-line at Weiss Ratings site.
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency -- part of the Treasury Department. OCC has information about banking, regulation, legislation, oversight and enforcement actions related to currency. It also has info on derivatives with figures, facts, charts, etc.
Bureau of Labor Statistics -- has good reliable data, research, most requested series of economic information, publication and research papers on employment as well as other economic data.
STAT-USA -- good economic info including press releases, general economic indicators, housing and construction, employment, etc.
The Department of Commerce -- Information about Business and Trade, economic statistics, Science and Technology and other services related to commerce.
Federal Reserve -- The Federal Reserve releases the Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States on a quarterly basis.
CIA - Central Intelligence Agency -- They have a FACT book on intelligence which has encyclopedic info on foreign countries.
Fraud and Consumer Deceptions
Federal Trade Commission -- Agency protecting consumers against deceptive commerce practices.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission -- Oversight agency on futures markets.
FedWorld -- Offers a comprehensive central access point for searching, locating, ordering and acquiring government and business information. Has 3 search engines but can be quite challenging to find something specific.
Federal Reserve Board of Governors -- A must visit site. Has great economic information including FOMC details, testimony and speeches, press releases, domestic and international research, regulation and supervision, consumer info and reports to Congress. One can find interest rates here back to 1950's plus an array of other economic historical data.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis -- Has good historical economic and monetary info which can be downloaded and updated frequently including zip files and an exe file. This is good for people who want to keep their own database of economic information.
BIS - Bank of International Settlements -- International banking statistics.
IMF - International Monetary Fund -- Best international statistics and research.
OECD - Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development -- Good international info.
Investment Company Institute -- Good info on mutual funds, including stock and bond funds activity and retirement issues. It also has an email service with updates on latest info on their site. Wall Street often quotes their figures as the standard.
SEC - Securities and Exchange Commission -- Oversight agency on equity markets.
Securities Industry Association -- General information about securities, regulation, etc. Treasury securities, US debt.
Treasury Department -- Links to all the bureaus and depts that are under the treasury supervision including. Good economic info such as the Office of Domestic Finance, Office of Economic Policy, Office of International Affairs among others. Also connected directly with the Comptroller of the Currency, and The Bureau of Public Debt.
Money Market Funds: Bear Market Funds
These are examples of Treasury-only funds you can use. It is not a complete list; there are many other Treasury-only funds which are equally good. But you can begin by comparison shopping among these. Please remember, Weiss Research does NOT accept any compensation from these companies
Bear Market Funds
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