Blue Chip Publications

Since 1976, Aspen Publishers has provided corporate and government decision makers with our survey results—making Blue Chip Economic Indicators and Blue Chip Financial Forecasts synonymous with the latest in expert opinion on the future performance of the American economy. Every month we survey America's leading business economists and publish their individual predictions along with an average—or consensus—of their forecasts.

Blue Chip Economic Indicators

Each issue of this 16-page newsletter contains forecasts from 50-plus economists employed by some of America's largest and most respected manufacturers, banks, insurance companies, and brokerage firms.

Frequently cited by such national media outlets as Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, Blue Chip Economic Indicators provides forecasts for this year and next from each panel member, plus an average or consensus, of their forecasts for each variable—there also are five to nine quarters of quarterly forecasts:

  • Real GDP
  • GDP price index
  • Nominal GDP
  • Consumer price index
  • Industrial production
  • Real disposable personal income
  • Real personal consumption expenditures
  • Real non-residential fixed investment
  • Pre-tax corporate profits
  • 3-month Treasury bill rate
  • 10-year Treasury note yield
  • Unemployment rate
  • Total housing starts
  • Auto and light truck sales
  • Real Net exports

Blue Chip Financial Forecasts

Blue Chip Financial Forecasts gives you the latest in prevailing opinion about the future direction and level of U.S. interest rates that is critical to the profitable management of your firm. Survey participants such as Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs & Co., Swiss Re, Loomis, Sayles & Company, and J.P. Morgan, provide forecasts for each of the next six quarters for the following variables:

  • Federal Funds Rate
  • Prime Rate
  • LIBOR, 3-month
  • Commercial Paper, 1-month
  • Treasury Bills, 3-month, 6-month, 1-year
  • Treasury Notes, 2-year, 5-year, 10-year
  • Treasury Bond, 30 year
  • Corporate Aaa Bond
  • Corporate Baa Bond
  • State and Local Bond
  • Home Mortgage Rate
  • Fed's Major Currency Index
  • Real GDP
  • GDP Chained Price Index
  • Consumer Price Index
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About the Editor

Randell E. Moore has served as executive editor of Blue Chip Economic Indicators and Blue Chip Financial Forecasts since 1986 and is widely quoted in the press on matters related to the U.S. economy’s performance. Mr. Moore began his career as an economist with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in Kansas City. In the late 1970’s he worked as an economics reporter in Washington, DC, covering the Federal Reserve Board, Departments of Labor, Commerce, Treasury, and Congress and the White House. In the early 1980s he joined the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), initially as director of public affairs and then as the executive assistant to one of the agency’s five Commissioners. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Evans Economics as its government debt market analyst and Fed watcher. Randy is a 30-plus year member of the National Association of Business Economics (NABE). 

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