Federal Debt Held by Federal Reserve Banks (Jan 2013)

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Here is the chart from the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis showing the exponential growth of the Fed’s balance sheet as a result of its intervention in the bond market buying the majority of the US Treasuries in its bid to create US treasury scarcity and to suppress interest rates. As of this post, the Fed’s balance sheet stands at $1.645 trillion dollars.

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