Sunday, November 9, 2008

Spin That Wheel Bernanke !!!

From the Federal Reserve statistical release H.4.1 (11/06/08):

-- The Federal Reserve System holds $50.44
in assets for each dollar of capital

-- Their holdings of U.S. Treasury securities have decreased by $303 billion in 1 year

-- Other loans (this includes broker/dealer loans, the asset backed commercial paper liquidity program and the initial AIG
loan) total $347 billion

-- Commercial Paper Funding Facility has provided $243 billion in liquidity

-- Other assets stand at $570 billion, a $529 billion increase from 1 year ago

-- The U.S. Treasury has now supplied the Fed with $559 billion via the Supplementary Financing Program (unchanged versus last week). Please check the 10/8/08 post "Some Bullet Points" for Program details.

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