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.