The H.6 release, published weekly, provides measures of the monetary aggregates (M1 and M2) and their components.

M1 and M2 are progressively more inclusive measures of money: M1 is included in M2.

M1, the more narrowly defined measure, consists of the most liquid forms of money, namely currency and checkable deposits.

The non-M1 components of M2 are primarily household holdings of savings deposits, small time deposits, and retail money market mutual funds.

Monthly data are available back to January 1959; for most series, weekly data are available back to January 1975.

Historical Performance Evaluations

December 2015

December 2012

December 2009

Discontinuance of M3 Back to Top

Last Update: March 3, 2017