Monthly Report on Credit and Liquidity Programs
and the Balance Sheet
The Federal Reserve prepares this monthly report as part of its efforts to enhance transparency about the range of programs and tools that have been implemented in response to the financial crisis and to ensure appropriate accountability to the Congress and the public. The Federal Reserve's statutory mandate in conducting monetary policy is to foster maximum employment and stable prices. Financial stability is a critical prerequisite for achieving sustainable economic growth and price stability, and the Federal Reserve implemented a number of credit and liquidity programs to support the liquidity of financial institutions and to foster improved conditions in financial markets in response to the extraordinary strains that began to emerge in the summer of 2007.
This report provides detailed information on the policy tools that were implemented to address the financial crisis. In addition, it contains financial reporting for the third quarter of 2010.
In fulfillment of Section 129 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, additional information on the status of certain credit facilities implemented in response to the financial crisis is included as Appendix A of this report. Information related to the Federal Reserve's temporary liquidity programs and facilities that have closed or expired is included in Appendix B of this report.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act"), which was signed into law on July 21, 2010, includes provisions that are designed to promote transparency by requiring disclosure of certain information on entities that receive loans or otherwise participate in Federal Reserve credit and liquidity programs; information on these provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act is included in Appendix C of this report.
For prior editions of this report and other resources, please visit the Board's public website at www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/clbsreports.htm.