Quarterly Report on Federal Reserve
Balance Sheet Developments
|Abbreviations||Overview||Monetary Policy Tools|
The Overview section of this report highlights recent developments in the operations of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy tools, and presents data describing changes in the assets, liabilities, and total capital of the Federal Reserve System as of May 1, 2013.
Federal Reserve Board Publishes Quarterly Financial Report
- On May 24, 2013, the Federal Reserve Board published the "Federal Reserve Banks Combined Quarterly Financial Report" for the first quarter of 2013, which includes summary information on the combined financial position and results of operations of the 12 Reserve Banks and several consolidated variable interest entities (VIEs). All financial information included in the report is unaudited. The report is available on the Federal Reserve Board's website at www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/bst_fedfinancials.htm#quarterly.
Federal Reserve System Selected Assets, Liabilities, and Total Capital
Table 1 reports selected assets and liabilities and total capital of the Federal Reserve System and presents the change in these components over selected intervals. The Federal Reserve publishes its complete balance sheet each week in the H.4.1 statistical release, "Factors Affecting Reserve Balances of Depository Institutions and Consolidated Statement of Condition of Reserve Banks," available at www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/.
Figure 1 displays the levels of selected Federal Reserve assets and liabilities, securities holdings, and credit extended through liquidity facilities since April 2010.
Table 1. Assets, liabilities, and capital of the Federal Reserve System
Billions of dollars
|Item||Current May 1, 2013||Change from February 27, 2013||Change from May 2, 2012|
|Securities held outright||3,042||+203||+432|
|U.S. Treasury securities 1||1,848||+98||+180|
|Federal agency debt securities1||72||-2||-23|
|Mortgage-backed securities 2||1,122||+106||+274|
|Memo: Overnight securities lending 3||24||+4||+10|
|Memo: Net commitments to purchase mortgage-backed securities 4||93||-14||+54|
|Unamortized premiums on securities held outright 5||196||+12||+69|
|Unamortized discounts on securities held outright5||-2||+*||+1|
|Lending to depository institutions 6||*||+*||-*|
|Central bank liquidity swaps 7||9||+4||-19|
|Lending through the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility 8||*||-*||-6|
|Net portfolio holdings of TALF LLC 9||*||-*||-*|
|Support for specific institutions 10||2||+*||-23|
|Net portfolio holdings of Maiden Lane LLC10||1||+*||-3|
|Net portfolio holdings of Maiden Lane II LLC10||*||+*||+*|
|Net portfolio holdings of Maiden Lane III LLC10||*||+*||-20|
|Foreign currency denominated assets 11||24||-*||-2|
|Federal Reserve notes in circulation||1,140||+11||+79|
|Term deposits held by depository institutions||0||0||0|
|Other deposits held by depository institutions||1,814||+59||+330|
|U.S. Treasury, general account||185||+169||+48|
|U.S. Treasury, supplementary financing account||0||0||0|
Note: Unaudited. Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.
* Less than $500 million.
1. Face value. Return to table
2. Guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae. Current face value, which is the remaining principal balance of the underlying mortgages. Does not include unsettled transactions. Return to table
3. Securities loans under the overnight facility are off-balance-sheet transactions. These loans are shown here as a memo item to indicate the portion of securities held outright that have been lent through this program. Return to table
4. Current face value. Includes commitments associated with outright purchases, dollar rolls, and coupon swaps. Return to table
5. Reflects the premium or discount, which is the difference between the purchase price and the face value of the securities that has not been amortized. For U.S. Treasury and Federal agency debt securities, amortization is on a straight-line basis. For mortgage-backed securities, amortization is on an effective-interest basis. Return to table
6. Total of primary, secondary, and seasonal credit. Return to table
7. Dollar value of the foreign currency held under these agreements valued at the exchange rate to be used when the foreign currency is returned to the foreign central bank. Return to table
8. Book value. Return to table
9. As of May 1, 2013, TALF LLC had purchased no assets from the FRBNY. Return to table
10. Fair value, reflecting values as of March 31, 2013. Fair value reflects an estimate of the price that would be received upon selling an asset if the transaction were to be conducted in an orderly market on the measurement date. Fair values are updated quarterly. Return to table
11. Revalued daily at current foreign currency exchange rates. Return to table