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Fed Balance Sheet  
Released On 12/22/2016 4:30:00 PM For wk12/21, 2016
PriorActual
Level$4.471 T$4.469 T
Total Assets - Weekly Change$22.4 B$-1.9 B
Reserve Bank credit - Weekly Change$7.9 B$6.2 B

Highlights
For the December 21 week, the Fed balance sheet (weekly change in total assets) decreased $1.9 billion after increasing $22.4 billion in the prior week.

The weekly decrease is centered in mortgage-backed securities which also fell $1.9 billion.

The level of total assets for the December 21 week posted at $4.469 trillion.

Reserve Bank credit for the December 21 week increased $6.2 billion after increasing $7.9 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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