Includes: FAQ and How-To articles (posted to Data Buffet News), related items among the Reference Files. Sections are: Dataset questions, introductions, specific how-to, using forecasts, economic and geographic definitions.
- Topics by dataset
- Introductory articles from Data Buffet Monthly
- Using Data Buffet
- Using Moody's Analytics forecasts
- Economic and geographic definitions
EULA for Statistics Canada CANSIM II
"Dow Jones & Company" is now "S&P Dow Jones Indices"
Manifest of active historical releases
"As Reported" databank
When is a small business loan not a loan to a small business?
Consumer leverage ratio
Comparison: Moody's Analytics and NAR housing affordability indexes?
Comparison: Three NAR housing affordability indexes
Does the Moody's Analytics housing affordability index incorporate the 2008 first-time homebuyer tax credit?
Home mortgage distress
RealtyTrac - Are condos included?
RealtyTrac - Are the data a census or sample?
RealtyTrac - Can monthly foreclosures be frequency-converted?
What describes: Home mortgage foreclosures
What describes: Loan modifications
What kinds of multi-family properties are in the Moody's Delinquency Tracker?
Why is foreclosure inventory greater than REO foreclosures?
HMDA - Defines: Multi-family
HMDA - Defines: Conforming loan
HMDA - How does Moody's Analytics estimate HMDA non-conforming loans?
How to compute: The 12-MAT for ARMs
How are personal bankruptcies counted?
"Month on book" - How to chart
Blended series - How they're calculated
How consumers are matched with joint accounts
Improvements between 2011Q1 and Q2
Mapping ZIP Code areas to states and MSAs
Vintage observation reconciliation
Conference Board, The - Indicator availability
Probability of recession - Availability
What describes: Special indexes
What describes: Cost of living
NBER U.S. recession dates from 1957 [Excel]
NBER: Peak in December 2007
What describes: Recession years
Is RPOPQ seasonally adjusted?
BLS employment now uses NAICS 2012
BLS labor force stats: Why don't states sum to the nation?
CES and QCEW differ on "natural resources and mining"
CES-based employment estimates for New England MSAs
Defines: County household employment rates within a metro area
Defines: Labor market area
Does the BLS CES include military?
Timing: Why are some state- and metro-level series delayed?
What describes: Underemployment
What industry contains Indian Tribal employment?
Listing: Moody's Analytics industry service aggregations [Excel]
Moody's Analytics special aggregates "office-using employment" and "office-using industry"
EUR-USD exchange rate 1971-1999
Flow of Funds
Flow of Funds - Groups of: Financial instruments
Flow of Funds - Groups of: Sectors
Flow of Funds - Recurring changes
Flow of Funds - Where are the footnotes and definitions?
Compare: Federal fiscal year vs. date conversion
Comparison: Extended Benefits and Emergency Unemployment Compensation
Comparison: Household income - YHHAVGA and FYHHAVGQ
BLS - How to compute: The BLS average weekly wage?
BOC M3 - Can factory orders be negative?
Geo codes for regional ISM, NAPM and PMA surveys
BOC M3 - Industry shipments vs. new orders
Compare: GDP growth rate
Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) - Availability
Comparison: BOC new home sales and NAR existing home sales
What describes: Housing
Are townhouses single- or multi-family?
BOC - Defines: "Other" housing stock?
BOC - Defines: Households and occupied housing units
BOC - Defines: Single-family and multi-family
How are unoccupied new housing units classified?
Which Moody's Analytics estimates of median prices of existing homes omit NAR data?
Does this series use FHFA data?
Is it in real or nominal terms?
Which products contain county-level data?
Do NAR prices include distressed sales?
Comparison: NAR monthly and quarterly sales
Do NAR sales include condos and co-ops?
Comparison: RTFS, RRTFSQ, and FRTFSQ
Comparison: IMF DOT and national trade figures
Global Metro Areas Forecast - Availability
Global National Forecast - Availability
Global National Forecast - Regional aggregate geo codes
Seaborne trade: Do we forecast it?
Which forecast concepts are available for each country? [Excel]
Which global metro areas have forecasts? [Excel]
U.S. - ZIP code area-level data [Excel]
001: Video tour
002: Video introductory tutorial
101: Fundamental terminology
102: Dataset ranks in the value-added stack
103: Series measurement units
Global Metropolitan Areas: The Natural Geographical Unit for Regional Economic Analysis (June 2012) [PDF]
Improving Accuracy of Subnational Forecasting and Analysis Through Historical Data Estimation (April 2012) [PDF]
3. Using Data Buffet
How can I use FIPS codes to identify areas?
International data: Global Concepts, single-country, cross-country
Mnemonic, concept code and geography code
Metadata and documentation
Is this series real or nominal?
Series measurement units
What is the release date of a series?
How can I transfer baskets to EViews? [PDF]
Schema for XML output
What does each basket field do?
What does each basket output format provide? [Excel]
Wild cards in baskets
Center a chart's date range on the last historical date of a forecast series
Zoom and relocate
Features of v.7
In View Series, forecast periods are red
Jump from View Series to Mnemonic 411
Be cautious when converting low-frequency data
Formulas in baskets: Examples, operators, debugging
How to compute the 12-MAT
Use the CONVERT formula to smooth or extract
Can I be notified of updates?
Retrieve series automatically
Basket error re: whitespace in mnemonic
Data Buffet error messages
Data Buffet fixes
How to resolve concurrency violations?
Power Tools errors and fixes
Default basket settings
Default chart settings
Default map settings
Retrieve metro areas by state
Default interface settings
Aggregate series by area
Dates - after frequency conversion
Apply seasonal adjustment
Apply inflation adjustment
Find and delete forgotten schedules
In what order should I look for series?
Dates - what they mean
Series limits in basket, chart, map
Re-download an output file
Series limits in basket, chart, map
4. Using Moody's Analytics Forecasts
How can I recognize a forecast time series?
How can I recognize a seasonally adjusted forecast?
What is the "macro" forecast?
What is the "regional" forecast?
Where are the forecast methodologies?
How promptly are historical actuals incorporated into the forecast series?
How frequently are forecasts updated?
What does "quarterly, updated monthly" mean?
What is the forecast schedule?
Can I obtain a prior vintage?
What is a forecast vintage?
U.S. macro forecast: "Current" vs. "baseline"
What do scenario probabilities mean?
Where are the scenario assumptions (narratives)?
Which scenarios are available?
Can I produce an annual forecast?
Do forecasts contain history?
How can the historical segments diverge across forecast scenarios?
What's the correct way to compare a forecast and its historical driver?
5. Economic and geographic definitions
Comparison: Establishments and firms?
What are re-exports?
What is 1993 SNA?
What is a diffusion index?
What is SAAR?
What is the Gini ratio?
Comparison: NACE vs. ANZSIC, ISIC, NAICS
Listing: ANZSIC [Excel]
Listing: BLS labor force codes [Excel]
Listing: BLS occupation codes [Excel]
Listing: ISIC Rev. 3.1 [Excel]
Listing: JSIC [Excel]
Listing: NACE Rev. 2 [Excel]
Listing: NAICS 2007 [Excel]
Listing: SITC [Excel]
ISO 3166-1 for Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey
ISO 3166-1 for Montenegro, Serbia
IUVK is now IUNK
ICAN_NF now ICAN_NL
U.S. metro areas 2006-2009
Define: Euro area (changing composition)
IDXUS now IDVXU
OECD #33 is Israel
OECD #34 is Estonia
Comparison: BEA and BOC county definitions
Comparison: BEA and BOC independent city definitions
Concordance: ZIP Code areas to counties and MSAs [Zipped txt]
Changes to metro area definitions, 2006-2009
Listing: Contents of metro areas [Excel]