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Wire: FEDERAL RESERVE BALANCE-SHEET RISES TO $2.07 TRILLION IN WEEK

The Federal Reserve’s aggressive unconventional policy measures to revive dormant credit markets have again pushed the central bank’s balance sheet above $2 trillion, according to data the Fed released on Thursday.
Liabilities on the Fed’s balance sheet rose to $2.050 trillion as of March 18 from $1.882 trillion the previous week. That number is expected to continue rising following a new vow in the Fed’s policy statement this week to spend over $1 trillion more in buying Treasuries and mortgage bonds…

Bloomberg: The size of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet climbed 8.8 percent to $2.07 trillion in the past week as the central bank snapped up mortgage-backed securities in its campaign to lower U.S. home-loan rates.

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