2018 Economic Calendar
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Fed Balance Sheet  
Released On 1/11/2018 4:30:00 PM For wk1/10, 2018
PriorActual
Level$4.444 T$4.446 T
Total Assets - Weekly Change$-5.0 B$2.3 B
Reserve Bank credit - Weekly Change$-10.1 B$-2.4 B

Highlights
The Federal Reserve's assets totaled $4.446 trillion in the January 10 week and are down $13.0 billion from the beginning of balance sheet unwinding in October 2017.

The Fed's holdings of U.S. Treasury securities were $2.448 trillion in the latest week, down $18.0 billion from October 2017 while holdings of mortgage-backed securities were at $1.765 billion, down $3.0 billion. Note that the winding down of mortgage-backed securities can be uneven due to special factors in the agency market including unscheduled prepayments of principal as well as timing differences in payments and settlements.

The weekly change in total assets increased $2.3 billion after decreasing $5.0 billion in the prior week. The gain in the latest week was centered in other assets which rose $2.6 billion.

Reserve Bank credit for the January 10 week decreased $2.4 billion after decreasing $10.1 billion in the prior week.

Definition
The Fed's balance sheet is a report showing factors supplying reserves into the banking system and factors absorbing (using) reserve funds. Essentially, the balance sheet shows the various Fed programs for injecting liquidity into the economy and how much the Fed has used each for adding or withdrawing reserves. This report is called Factors Affecting Reserve Balances - otherwise known as the "H.4.1" report.  Why Investors Care
 
 

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