Fed Balance Sheet At New Record After $11 Billion Weeekly Increase In MBS/Agency Debt

The Federal Reserve's balance sheet hit a new all time record of $2.2 Trillion in assets, after an $11 billion spike in MBS and Agency purchases week over week. 

  • Securities held outright: $1,785 billion (an increase of $92 billion MoM, resulting from $2 billion in new Treasury purchases, which have tapered off at $776.5 billion, $79 billion increase in MBS and $12 billion in Agency Debt), or a $11 billion increase sequentially. 
  • Net borrowings: $218 billion. Number for the November 25th week has not been updated.
  • Float, liquidity swaps, Maiden Lane and other assets: $195 billion. The CPFF program was flat at $15.0 billion, a second weekly rebound from the all time low. FX liquidity swaps declined by $2.5 billion $26 billion, bringing these to another fresh 52 week low. Maiden Lane I and Maiden Lane II were at $26.4 and $15.8 billion, while Tim Geithner's Goldman rescue package better known as Maiden Lane III came at $22.9 billion.

Foreign holdings declined by $7.5 billion to $2,925 billion.