2018 Economic Calendar
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Fed Balance Sheet  
Released On 1/4/2018 4:30:00 PM For wk1/3, 2018
PriorActual
Level$4.449 T$4.444 T
Total Assets - Weekly Change$1.2 B$-5.0 B
Reserve Bank credit - Weekly Change$9.4 B$-10.1 B

Highlights
For the January 3 week, the Fed balance sheet (weekly change in total assets) decreased $5.0 billion after increasing $1.2 billion in the prior week.

The weekly decrease is centered in Treasury notes and bonds which fell $6 billion.

The level of total assets for the January 3 week posted at $4.444 trillion and is down $12 billion from late September (balance sheet unwinding began in October). The Fed's holdings of U.S. Treasury securities were at $2.448 trillion in the latest week, down $17 billion from late September, while holdings of mortgage-backed securities were at $1.765 billion, up $3 billion from September.

Reserve Bank credit for the January 3 week decreased $10.1 billion after increasing $9.4 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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