Fed credit declined last week, as a big drop in TAF offset the Fed’s buying of GSEs and Treasuries. The Fed did not settle any MBS purchases, and in fact got rid of a small amount of their MBS holdings, probably to help cover the Treasury’s withdrawal of $35 billion from its “rainy day” SFP account at the Fed. Another $15 billion of it showed up in a little used Fed liability account called “Other”.
There’s that “other” thing again. I’m pretty sure that this is the Fed’s check kiting account. Click here to download complete report in pdf format (Professional Edition Subscribers). Try the Professional Edition risk free for thirty days. If, within that time, you don’t find the information useful, I will give you a full refund. It’s that simple. Click here for more information.