How can I download Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Database (FRED) ?

If you work with economic data you probably know FRED, the massive database created by the US Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis, that claims to have 816,000 US and international time series from 108 sources.

You can now access all that data directly into Alphacast, using Alphacast pipelines.

Creating a dataset or pipeline by importing from Yahoo finance is as simple as

1 Create a new pipeline (Top right --> Create New --> Pipeline) and choose "FRED" as your data source.

2.To load data into Alphacast you need to know the series Code. Each series has a unique code that can be found in two places on FRED site. On the URL and next to its name.

In the following example the series code is T10Y2Y and MORTGAGE30US


3.Include as many series as you like, separating them by a comma. See a working example here


4.Ready! You can now publish the dataset, chart the data, process it or any other cool option available in pipelines.

Luciano Cohan

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Luciano Cohan

Co-Fundador de Alphacast. Ex Subsecretario de Programación Macroeconómica. Data Science. Creando una plataforma para el trabajo colaborativo en economías

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