– Federal Reserve Balance Sheet Update: Week Of June 17 (ZeroHedge, June 18, 2012):
Total Federal Reserve balance sheet assets for the week of June 17 of $2,053 billion consisting of:
- Securities held outright: $1,176 billion (an increase of $42.8 billion, resulting from $10.9 billion in new Treasury purchases while Fed Agency debt had it single biggest weekly move in over a month, increasing by $30 billion: not surprising seeing how mortgage have been pummeled lately)
- Net borrowings: $458 billion (a decrease of $40 billion from two weeks ago)
- Float, liquidity swaps, Maiden Lane and other assets: $416 billion (decrease of $17 billion due to a continued reduction in Central Bank Liquidity Swaps ($16 billion) and $5 billion in CPFF outstandings)
Foreign holdings of USTs and Agencies increased by $2.1 billion to $2,751 billion from $2,749 billion in the prior week. This was the slowest rate of foreign holding increases in over 3 months.