Keeping you up to date on the latest data releases.
- Federal Reserve Balance Sheet
The first-quarter revaluations for the three Maiden Lane portfolios were included in last week’s balance sheet release. Maiden Lane (ML) I jumped from $24.3 billion to $24.8 billion, ML II from $15.9 billion to $16.1 billion, and ML III from $23.0 billion to $24.6 billion. Maiden Lane II would have increased more, but it made a larger-than-usual payment on its outstanding loan this week, dropping the balance from $12.2 billion to $10.5 billion. In the past week, Maiden Lane II has also sold 46 securities with current face amounts of $2.9 billion, and presumably some of the proceeds from those sales allowed the loan balance to be significantly reduced. Securities lending activity fell by over $10 billion, from $20.7 billion to $10.1 billion, only to rebound the following week. The Treasury General Account remained elevated this week—up over $115 billion—swollen with post-tax day funds. The account has now cleared last year’s tax season peak by $40 billion.