Federal Reserve Board of Governors

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Balance Requirements
Fed Funds
Fed Funds Target Divergence
Money Supply
Money Supply Rate of Change
Non-Borrowed Reserves
Securities Lending & POMO
Special Facilities
System Open Market Account
Temporary Open Market Balance
Temporary Open Market Operations
TOMO Accepted/Submitted Ratio

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Index History

Advance Decline Ratio
Agricultural Prices
Capacity Utilization
Consumer Credit
Consumer Price Index (CPI)
CRB Index
DJIA/S&P 500 Divergence
Dollar Cash Index
Durable Goods
Factory Orders
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Housing Market Index (HMI)
Housing Starts
Industrial Production
Initial Jobless Claims
Light Sweet Crude Cash
Loan Officer Survey
London Gold PM Fix
Manufacturing ISM
Money - Zero Maturity
New Home Sales
Non-Farm Productivity
Non-Manufacturing ISM
Personal Income
Producer Price Index (PPI)
Retail Sales
S&P 500 Index
S&P 500 PE Ratio
Trade Balance
U.S. Treasury Yields
Unemployment Rate
Volatility Index (VIX)


On Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the FOMC announced the expansion of the Federal Reserve's program to purchase agency MBS to a total of $1.25 trillion by the end of the year. This program offsets the several Federal Reserve Special Facilities established during the financial crisis of late 2008. This transfer of assets results in quantitative easing which is essentially the process of "printing money."

The chart shows the reduction of the Federal Reserve's Special Facilities (red line) and the addition of Mortgage-Backed securities to the Federal Reserves System Open Market Account (SOMA) (green line).





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