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USFinancialData

December 20, 2012
Advance Edition

Calendar of Releases
Titles for the current week are links to their respective releases.

MONDAY*
December 17

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY*

FRIDAY

December 18

December 19

December 20

December 21

Current Account (Q3)
A: -$107.5B PF: -$103.5B

Housing Starts (Nov)
A: 861K
PF: 870K

Initial Claims (12/15)
A: 361K
PF: 355K

Building Permits (Nov)
A: 899K
PF: 875K

A: 3.1%

GDP (Q3)
PF: 2.8%

Corporate Profits (Q3)

Personal Income (Nov)
A: N/A
PF: 0.3%
Consumption (Nov)
A: N/A
PF: 0.4%
Core PCE (Nov)
A: N/A
PF: 0.1%

Existing Home Sales (Nov)
A: 5.04M
PF: 4.85M

December 24

December 25

December 26

Durable Goods (Nov)
CF: N/A
PF: 0.3%

December 27

December 28

Initial Claims (12/22)
CF: N/A
PF: N/A
New Home Sales (Nov)
CF: N/A
PF: 380K

December 31

January 1

January 2
FOMC Minutes
(previous meeting)
Construct Spending (Nov)
CF: N/A
ISM Index (Dec)
CF: N/A
Latest Issue
Review

January 3
Initial Claims (12/29)
CF: N/A
Latest Issue
Monetary Trends

January 4
Nonfarm Payrolls (Dec)
CF: N/A
Private Payrolls (Dec)
CF: N/A
Unemployment Rate (Dec)
CF: N/A
Factory Orders (Nov)
CF: N/A
ISM Non Mfg Index (Dec)
CF: N/A

DEFINITIONS: A, actual value; PF, previous week’s forecast; CF, current week’s forecast; K, thousand; M, million; B, billion.
*The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System provides H.3, H.4.1, and H.6 releases each Thursday and H.10 and H.15 releases
each Monday.
Forecast data are from Thomson Reuters. ©Thomson Reuters, 20 . All Rights Reserved. Use, duplication, or sale of this service or the
data contained herein, except as described in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Subscription Agreement, is strictly prohibited.

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Adjusted Monetary Base
Adjusted Reserves
MZM
M2
Composition of Federal Reserve Assets and Liabilities
Reserve Bank Credit and Selected Categories
Other Federal Reserve Balance Sheet Items
Yields on Selected Securities
Corporate Bond Spreads and Mortgage Interest Rates
Yields on Nominal and Inflation-Indexed Treasury Securities
Federal Funds Futures Market
Equity Price Indices
Crude Oil Prices
Natural Gas Prices
Exchange Rates
Currency, Savings, and Small Time Deposits
Institutional and Retail Money Funds, and Borrowings from Federal Reserve Banks
Bank Loans
Commercial Paper Outstanding
Reference Tables
Notes

Conventions used in this publication:
1. Unless otherwise indicated, figure and table data are weekly and seasonally adjusted.
2. For pages 10, 14, 15 (top chart), 16 (top chart), and 22 (top table), the last observation is a daily average that incorporates all available data at the time of publication, which usually includes observations for the first three trading days of
the week (Monday through Wednesday). The previous observations signify that week’s average.

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updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Adjusted Monetary Base
Averages of Daily Figures, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
2760

2730

2700

2670

2640

2610

2580

2550

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2011

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Adjusted Monetary Base
To the average of
two maintenance
periods ending:

Compounded annual rates of change, average of two maintenance periods ending:
12/14/11

03/07/12

05/16/12

06/13/12

07/11/12

05/16/12

4.2
1.4

-11.1

08/08/12

5.5

-3.3

9.5

9.7

09/19/12

2.4

-5.6

1.2

-0.9

10/17/12

-10.1

07/11/12

09/19/12

3.3

06/13/12

08/08/12

5.2

-3.5

10/17/12

0.7

-6.8

-1.9

-4.2

-1.0

-14.1

11/14/12

1.9

-4.5

0.7

-0.8

2.6

-6.3

-0.5

12/12/12

2.0

-3.7

1.1

-0.1

2.8

-4.1

0.9

10.0

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

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updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Adjusted Reserves
Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
1710

1680

1650

1620

1590

1560

1530

1500

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2011

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Adjusted Reserves
To the average of
two maintenance
periods ending:

Compounded annual rates of change, average of two maintenance periods ending:
12/14/11

03/07/12

05/16/12

06/13/12

07/11/12

08/08/12

09/19/12

05/16/12

-4.2

06/13/12

-3.5

-16.3

07/11/12

-8.1

-20.3

08/08/12

-0.4

-7.4

7.0

10.6

09/19/12

-4.3

-11.2

-4.5

-5.8

7.9

10/17/12

-7.4

-14.3

-10.5

-12.8

-5.9

-27.9

11/14/12

-4.1

-9.4

-4.0

-4.8

2.9

-12.6

-3.0

12/12/12

-2.1

-6.4

-0.5

-0.6

6.8

-5.2

5.8

10/17/12

-18.1

33.2

Research Division

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

MZM
Averages of Daily Figures, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
11500

11400

11300

11200

11100

11000

10900

10800

10700

10600

10500

10400

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2011

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

MZM
To the average
of four weeks
ending:

Compounded annual rates of change, average of four weeks ending:
12/12/11

03/05/12

05/14/12

6.9
6.8

5.1

07/09/12

08/06/12

09/17/12

10/15/12

4.8

07/09/12

06/11/12

7.6

06/11/12

05/14/12

4.6

08/06/12

7.3

6.1

6.6

8.4

09/17/12

7.4

6.5

7.1

8.2

9.1

10/15/12

7.9

7.4

8.2

9.4

10.3

10.2

11/12/12

8.0

7.5

8.3

9.3

10.0

9.8

11.1

12/10/12

7.8

7.3

7.9

8.6

9.1

8.8

9.1

7.0

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

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updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

M2
Averages of Daily Figures, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
10400

10200

10000

9800

9600

9400

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

2011

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

M2
To the average
of four weeks
ending:

Compounded annual rates of change, average of four weeks ending:
12/12/11

03/05/12

05/14/12

06/11/12

05/14/12

6.8
6.8

5.0

7.0

5.6

6.5

7.6

09/17/12

7.0

5.9

6.6

7.2

10/15/12

5.5

08/06/12

09/17/12

4.5

07/09/12

08/06/12

7.3

06/11/12

07/09/12

7.4

10/15/12

7.4

6.6

7.5

8.3

8.7

8.8

11/12/12

7.7

7.0

8.0

8.7

9.1

9.3

11.3

12/10/12

7.4

6.8

7.5

8.1

8.3

8.3

9.0

7.6

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Composition of Federal Reserve Assets
End of Period Wednesday Figures
Billions of Dollars
4000
Short-Term Lending to Financial Firms and Markets

3500

Rescue Operations
Operations Focused on Longer-Term Credit Conditions
Traditional Portfolio

3000

Traditional Portfolio and Long-Term Assets

2500

2000

1500

1000

500

0
8 9 10 1112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012

Composition of Federal Reserve Liabilities
End of Period Wednesday Figures
Billions of Dollars
3500
Source Base (not adjusted for reserve requirement changes)
Treasury Financing Account

3000

Traditional Liabilities and Capital Account

2500

2000

1500

1000

500

0
8 9 10 1112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

7

updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Reserve Bank Credit and Federal Reserve Holdings of U.S. Treasury Securities
Averages of Daily Figures
Billions of dollars
3000

2700

Reserve Bank Credit

2400

2100

U.S. Treasury Securities
1800

1500

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jul

Jun

2011

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Term Deposits Held by Depository Institutions
End of Period Wednesday Figures
Billions of dollars
6

5

4

3

2

1

0

Oct

Nov
2011

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun
2012

Research Division

8

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Federal Reserve Holdings of Agency Debt and Mortgage-Backed Securities
Averages of Daily Figures
Millions of Dollars
1000

800

Mortgage-Backed Securities
600

400

200

Purchases of Agency Debt
0

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

2011

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Maturity Distribution of U.S. Treasury Securities Held by the Federal Reserve
Billions of Dollars
900

800

700

600

500

1 Year or Less

5 to 10 Years

400

1 to 5 Years

300

Over 10 Years
200

100

0
8 9 10 1112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

9

updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Yields on Selected Securities
Averages of Daily Figures
Percent
5

4

Corporate Aaa

Prime Rate

3

2

1

2-Year Swap
30-Day Nonfinancial Commercial Paper

0

Oct

Nov

Dec

Feb

Jan

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

2011

Jul

Aug

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

2012

Percent
4

3

10-Year Treasury
2

1

Federal Funds Rate

FFR Target Range

|
|
|

3-Month Treasury

|
|

|
|
|

0

Oct

Nov
2011

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Research Division

10

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Corporate Bond Yields Relative to Yields on 10 - Year Treasury Securities
Averages of Daily Figures
Percent
3.5

Baa - 10Y

3.0

2.5

Aaa - 10Y
2.0

1.5

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

2011

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Interest Rates on 30 - Year Conforming and Jumbo Mortgages
Averages of Daily Figures
Percent
5.3

4.8

Jumbo
4.3

3.8

Conforming

3.3

2.8

Oct

Nov

Dec

2011

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul
2012

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

11

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12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data
Treasury Note Yields
Averages of Daily Figures
Percent
4

30-Year
3

10-Year

2

5-Year
1

0

Oct

Nov
2011

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jul

Jun

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Inflation-Indexed Treasury Yields
Averages of Daily Figures
Percent
2

30-Year
1

10-Year

0

-1

5-Year

-2

Oct

Nov
2011

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun
2012

Inflation-Indexed Treasury Yield Spreads
Averages of Daily Figures
Percent
3.0

30-Year
2.5

10-Year
2.0

5-Year
1.5

1.0

Oct

Nov
2011

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Research Division

12

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Rates on Federal Funds Futures Contracts
Daily Data
Percent
0.30

0.25

0.20

Dec 2012

0.15

Feb 2013

Jan 2013
0.10

0.05

FFR Target Rate Range
0.00

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Rates on Federal Funds Futures on Selected Dates
Percent
0.18

Week Ending:
10/24/12
11/21/12
12/19/12
0.17

0.16

0.15

0.14

0.13

Dec 2012

Jan 2013

Feb 2013

Mar 2013

Apr 2013

May 2013

Contract Month

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

13

updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite
Averages of Daily Figures
Closing Price

February 5, 1971 = 100

15000

3200

14000

3000

NASDAQ (right scale)

13000

2800

12000

2600

11000

2400

Dow Jones (left scale)

10000

2200

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

2011

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Wilshire 5000 and Standard & Poor's 500
Averages of Daily Figures
January 2, 1980 = 1078.29

1941-43 = 10

16000

1600

Wilshire** (left scale)
15000

1500

14000

1400

13000

1300

12000

1200

S&P* (right scale)
11000

1100

Oct

Nov
2011

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

*Copyright 2011 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Standard & Poor's including its subsidiary corporations ("S&P") is a division of
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Reproduction of this data in any form is prohibited without S&P's prior written permission.
**Source: Wilshire Associates Incorporated, www.wilshire.com

Research Division

14

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Crude Oil Spot Prices
West Texas Intermediate, Averages of Daily Figures
Dollars per barrel
110

105

100

95

90

85

80

75

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

2011

Jul

Aug

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

2012

Crude Oil Futures Prices
West Texas Intermediate
Dollars per barrel
93

92

12/12/2012
91

12/19/2012
90

89

88

87

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul
2013

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan
2014

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

15

updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Natural Gas Spot Prices
Henry Hub, Averages of Daily Figures
Dollars per million btu
4.0

3.5

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.5

Oct

Nov

Dec

Feb

Jan

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

2011

Jul

Aug

Sep

Nov

Oct

Dec

2012

Natural Gas Futures Prices
Henry Hub
Dollars per million btu
4.0

3.9

3.8

3.7

3.6

3.5

12/12/2012
3.4

12/19/2012
3.3

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2013

Research Division

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

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12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Trade-Weighted Exchange Rate Indexes
Averages of Daily Figures
March 1973=100

January 1987=100
105

85

Broad Index (right scale)
81

101

77

97

73

93

Major Index (left scale)
69

89

65

85

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

2011

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Exchange Rates
Averages of Daily Figures
Euro/US$

Yen/US$

0.85

91

0.80

87

Euro (left scale)
0.75

83

Japan (right scale)
0.70

79

0.65

75

Oct

Nov

Dec

2011

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

17

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12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Currency Component of M1
Averages of Daily Figures, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
1100

1075

1050

1025

1000

975

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

2011

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Savings and Small Time Deposits
Averages of Daily Figures, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars

Billions of dollars

1100

7000

1000

6500

Savings (right scale)
900

6000

800

5500

Small Time (left scale)
700

5000

600

4500

Oct

Nov
2011

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Research Division

18

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Institutional and Retail Money Funds
Averages of Daily Figures, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
1900

1700

Institutional Money
1500

1300

1100

900

Retail Money
700

500

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jul

Jun

2011

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Total Borrowings from Federal Reserve Banks
Averages of Daily Figures
Billions of dollars
12

10

8

6

4

2

0

Oct

Nov

Dec

2011

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun
2012

Note: Total borrowings include loans to depository institutions for primary, secondary, and seasonal credit, primary dealer and other broker-dealer credit.
This category also contains asset-backed commercial paper money market mutual fund liquidity facility, credit extended to American International
Group, Inc.,net, term asset-backed securities loan facility, and other credit extensions. Term auction credit is excluded.

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

19

updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Bank Loans and Credit
All Commercial Banks in the United States, Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars

Billions of dollars

10000

7500

9900

7400

9800

7300

Bank Credit (left scale)

9700

7200

9600

7100

Loans and Leases (right scale)
9500

7000

9400

6900

9300

6800

9200

6700

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

2011

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Commercial and Industrial Loans
Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars

Billions of dollars

1520

825

1480

800

1440

775

Large Banks (right scale)

1400

750

All Banks (left scale)
1360

725

1320

700

1280

675

Oct

Nov
2011

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Research Division

20

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

updated through
12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data

Commercial Paper Outstanding of Nonfinancial Companies
Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
220

210

200

190

180

170

160

Nov

Oct

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

2011

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Commercial Paper Outstanding: Financial and Asset-Backed
Seasonally Adjusted
Billions of dollars
550

500

450

Financial
400

350

300

Asset-Backed
250

Oct

Nov

Dec

2011

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul
2012

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

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12/20/12

U.S. Financial Data
Interest Rates
Percent
30-Day
Comm.
Paper

90-Day
CDs

Sep 28

0.12

0.24

0.40

3.40

4.72

3.67

0.15

0.10

0.26

0.65

1.68

2.84

Oct

5

0.13

0.22

0.38

3.44

4.69

3.61

0.13

0.10

0.24

0.63

1.67

2.86

12

0.13

0.22

0.38

3.44

4.60

3.64

0.15

0.10

0.27

0.67

1.71

2.88

19

0.14

0.22

0.38

3.50

4.55

3.68

0.16

0.10

0.29

0.74

1.79

2.94

26

0.14

0.23

0.40

3.50

4.54

3.68

0.16

0.11

0.30

0.78

1.81

2.94

2

0.16

0.25

0.39

3.44

4.49

3.67

0.17

0.11

0.30

0.73

1.74

2.88

9

0.14

0.23

0.37

3.42

4.46

3.55

0.16

0.10

0.28

0.68

1.68

2.83

Nov

2-Year
Corporate Corporate Municipal
Interest
Rate Swap Aaa Bonds Baa Bonds
Bonds

3-Month
Treasury
Bill

Federal
Funds

2-Year
Treasury
Securities

5-Year
Treasury
Securities

10-Year
Treasury
Securities

30-Year
Treasury
Securities

16

0.24

0.37

3.46

4.47

3.41

0.16

0.09

0.25

0.63

1.59

2.73

0.15

0.24

0.39

3.58

4.56

3.37

0.16

0.09

0.27

0.68

1.67

2.81

30
Dec

0.15

23

0.14

0.24

0.39

3.56

4.56

3.29

0.16

0.09

0.26

0.64

1.63

2.80

7

0.12

0.24

0.36

3.57

4.57

3.27

0.16

0.10

0.25

0.62

1.62

2.79

14

0.12

0.23

0.36

3.65

4.63

3.44

0.16

0.07

0.25

0.66

1.69

2.86

21 *

0.14

0.24

0.38

3.75

4.72

.

0.17

0.05

0.27

0.76

1.81

2.98

*Averages of rates available

Money Stock and Components

Reserves and Base

Billions of dollars, seasonally adjusted

Billions of dollars, seasonally adjusted

Currency

M2

Oct

MZM

29

10256

11340

1081

Small
Time

Adjusted
Monetary
Base

Institutional
Money

Adjusted
Reserves

Savings

Retail
Money

653.6

6549.3

622.8

1737.6

Sep 19

2655.453

1587.51

Oct

5

10293

11368

1081

650.3

6609.6

625.5

1724.9

3

2589.413

1510.96

12

10270

11363

1081

647.6

6609.8

627.5

1741.4

17

2651.735

1563.18

19

Nov

10250

11333

1082

645.6

6568.8

629.6

1728.2

31

2641.925

1572.94

26

10264

11351

1083

642.7

6617.6

637.8

1730.1

Nov 14

2661.199

1583.81

3

10301

11401

1084

640.2

6552.0

640.6

1740.5

28

2650.669

1591.83

10

Dec

10356

11468

1088

638.0

6602.0

639.3

1750.2

Dec 12

2667.562

1621.08

Bank Loans and Credit

Exchange Rates

Billions of dollars, seasonally adjusted
Major
Exchange
Broad
Exchange Exchange
Rate:
Euro/$
Rate Index Rate Index

Exchange
Rate:
Yen/$

Bank
Credit

C&I
Loans
(Large)

Comm.
Paper
(sa)

7

9850.0

7172.3

1482.6

811.4

197.1

1.172

2

73.2

99.3

0.774

80.0

9855.4

7166.8

1483.5

810.7

188.0

1.083

9

73.6

99.6

0.783

79.9

21

9862.0

7167.5

1484.0

811.8

200.6

1.005

16

73.9

100.0

0.785

80.5

28
Dec

C&I
Loans
(All)

14

Nov

Loans and
Leases

9865.6

7169.5

1473.9

807.3

205.7

0.975

23

73.7

99.6

0.778

81.9

5

9887.2

7169.8

1484.2

813.0

209.9

0.968

30

73.4

99.3

0.772

82.2

7

73.2

99.1

0.768

82.2

14

73.1

98.9

0.767

83.0

Total
Borrowings

12

.

.

.

.

216.2

0.925

19

.

.

.

.

218.4

0.839

Nov

Dec

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Definitions
M1: The sum of currency held outside the vaults of depository
institutions, Federal Reserve Banks, and the U.S. Treasury; travelers
checks; and demand and other checkable deposits issued by financial
institutions (except demand deposits due to the Treasury and depository
institutions), minus cash items in process of collection and Federal
Reserve float.
M2: M1 plus savings deposits (including money market deposit
accounts) and small-denomination (less than $100,000) time deposits
issued by financial institutions; and shares in retail money market
mutual funds (funds with initial investments of less than $50,000), net
of retirement accounts.
M3: M2 plus large-denomination ($100,000 or more) time deposits;
repurchase agreements issued by depository institutions; Eurodollar
deposits, specifically, dollar-denominated deposits due to nonbank U.S.
addresses held at foreign offices of U.S. banks worldwide and all
banking offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; and institutional
money market mutual funds (funds with initial investments of $50,000
or more).

Notes
Cover Page: Economic forecasts are median responses from the
Thomson Reuters Weekly Economic Survey, which is sent out to 20
to 25 Wall Street economists each week (usually on Tuesday). These
forecasts are released on Friday—at which time, Thursday’s USFD
cover page will be updated.
Page 3: Adjusted Monetary Base equals the sum of currency in
circulation outside Federal Reserve Banks and the U.S. Treasury,
deposits of depository financial institutions at Federal Reserve Banks,
and an adjustment for the effects of changes in statutory reserve requirements on the quantity of base money held by depositories. This series
is a spliced chain index; see Anderson and Rasche (1996a, 1996b,
2001, 2003).
Page 4: Adjusted Reserves is defined as the sum of vault cash and
Federal Reserve Bank deposits held by depository institutions and an
adjustment for the effects of changes in statutory reserve requirements
on the quantity of base money held by depositories. This series, a
spliced chain index, is numerically larger than the Board of Governors’
measure, which excludes vault cash not used to satisfy statutory reserve
requirements and Federal Reserve Bank deposits used to satisfy required
clearing balance contracts; see Anderson and Rasche (1996a, 2001,
2003).
Page 5: MZM includes the zero maturity, or immediately available,
components of M3. MZM equals M2 minus small-denomination time
deposits, plus institutional money market mutual funds (that is, the
money market mutual funds included in M3 but excluded from M2).
The label MZM, or “Money, Zero Maturity,” was coined by William
Poole (1991) for this aggregate, proposed earlier by Motley (1988).
Readers are cautioned that since early 1994 the level and growth of
M1 have been depressed by retail sweep programs that reclassify
transactions deposits (demand deposits and other checkable deposits)
as savings deposits overnight, thereby reducing banks’ required
reserves; see Anderson and Rasche (2001) and
research.stlouisfed.org/aggreg/swdata.html.
Page 7: The asset groups are aggregates of the following categories
on the H.4.1: Short-term lending to financial firms and markets is
the sum of repurchase agreements, term auction credit, commercial
paper funding facility, central bank liquidity swaps, money market
investor funding facility, other loans (less AIG loan), and other assets.
Rescue operations is the sum of credit extended to AIG, and net

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portfolio holdings of Maiden Lanes I, II, III, and preferred interests in
AIA Aurora and ALICO Holdings. Operations focused on long term
credit conditions is the sum of Federal Reserve agency obligations held
outright, mortgage backed securities, the term asset-backed securities
loan facility (TALF), and the TALF LLC. Traditional portfolio is the
sum of treasury securities, gold certificate account, special drawing
rights, coin, items in process of collection, and bank premises. On the
liability side, Source base is the sum of deposits of depository institutions and Federal Reserve notes. Treasury financing account appears
on the H.4.1. Traditional liabilities and capital account is the sum
of deferred availability cash items, foreign official account deposits,
U.S. Treasury general account, accrued dividends, reverse repurchase
agreements, other deposits, and capital accounts. H.4.1 data are not
seasonally adjusted.
Page 8: Federal Reserve Holdings of U.S. Treasury Securities
include nominal securities, inflation-indexed securities, and the compensation that adjusts for the effect of inflation on the original face
value of inflation-indexed securities (inflation compensation). Term
Deposits Held by Depository Institutions are interest-bearing deposits
with a specific maturity date offered by the Federal Reserve Banks.
For more information on the Term Deposit Facility, see
http://www.frbservices.org/centralbank/term_deposit_facility.html.
Page 9: Current data appear in the Federal Reserve Board’s H.4.1
release. For more information, see
http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/recentactions.htm.
Page 10: Current data appear in the Federal Reserve Board’s H.15
release, except for the Intended Federal Funds Rate. Federal Funds
Rate represents seven-day averages for the week ending two days
earlier than the date shown in the release.
Page 11: Yields on the 10-year U.S. Treasury security, Aaa- and Baarated corporate bonds, and the interest rate on 3-year conforming
mortgages appear in the Federal Reserve Board’s H.15 release. The
interest rates on jumbo mortgages (typically, mortgages in excess of
$417,000) are listed in the Wall Street Journal.
Page 12: Inflation-Indexed Treasury Yields are the most recently
issued inflation-indexed bonds of 5- ,10- , and 30-year original maturities. Inflation-Indexed Treasury Yield Spreads equal the difference
between yields on the most recently issued inflation-indexed bonds
and the unadjusted Treasury Note Yields of similar maturities.
Page 13: Rates on Federal Funds Futures Contracts trace through
time the yield on three specific contracts. Rates on Federal Funds
Futures on Selected Dates displays a single day’s snapshot of yields
for contracts expiring in the months shown on the horizontal axis.
Page 15: Crude Oil (West Texas intermediate) spot and futures prices
are listed in the Wall Street Journal. Spot Prices are weekly averages
of daily prices; Futures Prices are usually taken on Wednesday.
Page 16: Natural Gas (Henry Hub) spot and futures prices are listed
in the Wall Street Journal. Spot Prices are weekly averages of daily
prices; Futures Prices are usually taken on Wednesday.
Page 17: Data appear in the Federal Reserve Board’s H.10 release.
The Major Index comprises 7 currencies. The Broad Index comprises
the Major Index plus 19 additional currencies. Further details may
be found at www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/summary/.
Page 18: Data appear in the Federal Reserve Board’s H.6 release.
Savings Deposits is the sum of money market deposit accounts and
passbook and statement savings. Small Time Deposits have a minimum
initial maturity of 7 days. Savings deposits and small time deposits
are at all depository institutions.

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Page 19: Data appear in the Federal Reserve Board’s H.6 and H.4.1
releases. Retail Money Funds are included in M2. Institutional
Money Funds are not part of M2; they used to be included in M3,
which was discontinued as of March 23, 2006.
See www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h6/discm3.htm.

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Adjusted monetary base, adjusted reserves, and MZM.

Total Borrowings include loans to depository institutions for (i)
primary, secondary, and seasonal credit and (ii) primary dealer and
other broker-dealer credit. This category also includes the assetbacked commercial paper money market mutual fund liquidity facility,
credit extended to American International Group, Inc., term assetbacked securities loan facility, and other credit extensions. Term auction credit is excluded. Data and recent information regarding Federal
Reserve lending programs appear in the Federal Reserve Board's
H.4.1 release at http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/Current/.

Standard & Poor’s
Standard & Poor’s 500 composite index.

Page 20: Data appear in the Federal Reserve Board’s H.8 release.
Bank Loans and Credit include foreign-related institutions. Bank
Credit includes loans and leases and securities. All Banks includes
foreign-related institutions. Large Banks are domestically chartered
banks (adjusted for mergers) and report on a weekly basis.
Page 21: Current data appear at
www.federalreserve.gov/releases/cp/outstandings.htm.
Page 22: Treasury Security yields are Treasury constant maturities
as reported in the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
System’s H.15 release.
The 3-Month Treasury Bill yield is the secondary market yield from
the H.15 release. Federal Funds represents seven-day averages for
the week ending two days earlier than the date shown in the table.
Municipal Bonds represents Bond Buyer’s Average Index of 20
municipal bonds, Thursday data.

Sources
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Monetary aggregates and components: H.6 release. Bank credit: H.8
release. Total Borrowings and Federal Reserve Balance Sheet
Items: H.4.1 release. Interest rates: H.15 release. Exchange rates:
H.10 release. Commercial paper: Board of Governors web site.
Chicago Board of Trade
Federal funds futures contract.
Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. inflation-indexed security yields.
Wall Street Journal
Jumbo mortgage interest rates, oil (West Texas intermediate) and
natural gas (Henry Hub) spot and futures prices.
Wilshire Associates Incorporated (www.wilshire.com)
Wilshire 5000 ®.

References
Anderson, Richard G. and Robert H. Rasche (1996a). “A Revised
Measure of the St. Louis Adjusted Monetary Base,” Federal
Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, March/April, 78(2), pp. 3-13.
____ and ____(1996b). “Measuring the Adjusted Monetary Base in
an Era of Financial Change,” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Review, November/ December, 78(6), pp. 3-37.
____ and ____(2001). “Retail Sweep Programs and Bank Reserves,
1994-1999,” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review,
January/February, pp. 51-72.
____ and ____ , with Jeffrey Loesel (2003). “A Reconstruction of the
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Adjusted Monetary Base and
Reserves,” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review,
September/October, 85(5), pp. 39-70.
Motley, Brian (1988). “Should M2 Be Redefined?” Federal Reserve
Bank of San Francisco Economic Review, Winter, pp. 33-51.
Poole, William (1991). Statement before the Subcommittee on
Domestic Monetary Policy of the Committee on Banking, Finance
and Urban Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, November 6,
1991. Government Printing Office, Serial No. 102-82.
Note: Articles from this Bank’s Review are available on the Internet
at research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/.

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