Keeping you up to date on the latest data releases.
- Federal Reserve Balance Sheet
The month of March saw a steady decline in the outstanding balances of central bank dollar liquidity swaps after the European Central Bank’s second Long-Term Refinancing Operation in late February. Outstanding balances fell from roughly $110 billion to $46 billion over the course of the month. The Treasury’s general account was erratic throughout the month as the end of the first quarter neared, spiking from $37 billion to $103 billion before falling back to $55 billion. Also, tests continue for the Fed’s reserve management tools, as there were reverse repurchase agreements and Term Deposits outstanding during the month. Another item to note is the decline in the portfolio holdings of agency debt, which dropped below $100 billion for the first time since July 2009.