Week Six of Fed’s Lumpy Shrinkage of its Assets

by Wolf Richter
Wolf Street

Repos zilch, gone. Dollar liquidity swaps on their way out. SPVs flat for five weeks, but composition is changing. Treasuries edged up by smallest amount all year. MBS rose.

Total assets on the Fed’s balance sheet for the week ended July 22, released this afternoon, edged up by $6 billion from the prior week, to $6.96 trillion. Since peak-balance sheet on June 10 (at $7.17 trillion), total assets have declined by $204 billion:

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