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Fed Balance Sheet  
Released On 8/17/2017 4:30:00 PM For wk8/16, 2017
PriorActual
Level$4.469 T$4.463 T
Total Assets - Weekly Change$2.2 B$-6.2 B
Reserve Bank credit - Weekly Change$2.2 B$1.4 B

Highlights
For the August 16 week, the Fed balance sheet (weekly change in total assets) decreased $6.2 billion after increasing $2.2 billion in the prior week.

The weekly decrease is centered in other assets which fell $15.0 billion and offset a $9.0 billion increase in mortgage-backed securities.

The level of total assets for the August 9 week posted at $4.463 trillion.

Reserve Bank credit for the August 16 week increased $1.4 billion after increasing $2.2 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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