2011 Economic Calendar
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Fed Balance Sheet  
Released On 2/10/2011 4:30:00 PM For wk2/9, 2011
PriorActual
Total Assets - Weekly Change$25.9 B$31.3 B
Reserve Bank credit - Weekly Change$19.1 B$30.9 B

Highlights
Total assets in the February 9 week increased $31.3 billion, following a $25.9 billion gain the week before. The latest rise was led by purchases of Treasuries which were up $28.9 billion. Total assets in the February 9 week posted at $2.504 trillion.

Reserve Bank credit for the February 9 week expanded $30.9 billion after increasing $19.1 billion the previous week.

Note: Total assets in the Fed's H.4.1 report are Wednesday levels while Reserve Bank credit is an average of daily figures for the week ending on the same Wednesday. Changes in total assets are from Wednesday to Wednesday while changes in Reserve Bank credit are for weekly averages.

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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