Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base - H.3
The Board's H.3 statistical release, "Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base," includes data for the first time depicting (1) the penalty-free band around reserve balance requirements provided for in the final phase of the simplification of reserves administration, (2) interest rates paid on balances maintained to satisfy reserve balance requirements and balances maintained that exceed the top of the penalty-free band, and (3) a monetary base series calculated based on a simplified formula. At the same time, several series formerly published in the H.3 statistical release have been discontinued, including the break-adjusted, seasonally adjusted monetary base. Historical data for all discontinued series remain available through the Data Download Program. For supplemental information on the new H.3 statistical release, see: www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h3/h3_technical_qa.htm.