by Wolf Richter
Repos at $0. SPVs fell for sixth week. Dollar liquidity swaps fell for 9th week. MBS unchanged for 3rd week. Treasuries rose.
Total assets on the Fed’s balance sheet for the week ended August 12, released this afternoon, ticked up by $12 billion, to $6.96 trillion after two weeks in a row of declines, and are down by $212 billion since peak-QE on June 10.
Of that $12 billion increase, $4 billion was related to the Fed’s other activities and $8 billion was related to the five QE asset categories (rounded to nearest billion):