The same day that the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee announced last week that the Fed would continue to buy $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities (MBSs) and $45 billion in U.S. Treasury securities per month, the Fed also released its latest weekly accounting sheet indicating that it had already accumulated more Treasuries and MBSs than the total value of the publicly held U.S. government debt amassed by all U.S. presidents from George Washington though Bill Clinton.
$3.39T Quantitative Explosion: Fed Owns More Treasuries and MBSs Than Publicly Held Debt Amassed From Washington Through Clinton
All Federal Reserve Banks – Total Assets, Eliminations from Consolidation (WALCL)
- 2013-09-18: 3,722,192 Millions of Dollars Hide Last 5 Observations
Weekly, As of Wednesday, Not Seasonally Adjusted, Updated: 2013-09-19 3:52 PM CDT