Total Federal Reserve balance sheet assets for the week of January 13 hit a new all time record high of $2,226 billion ($37 billion higher compared to the prior month, and a $11 billion increase sequentially). Fed assets consisted of:
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Foreign holders were at $2,951 billion, a $11 billion decrease from the prior week. Hello "Direct Bidder"?
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Currency in circulation was $923 billion, with a total of $1,950 billion in the monetary base and $1,027 billion in excess reserves with F.R. banks (a number that dropped by $85 billion in the past month). Indicatively there was $1,080 billion in MBS and Agencies on the Fed's balance sheet, implying the currency/MBS holdings coverage sunk to a new record low of 85.5%.