Liquidity Policies and Central Bank Balance Sheets

Liquidity Policies and Central Bank Balance Sheets Central banks have barely decreased the amount of QE stock, suggesting a deliberate and measured strategy in scaling back economic support. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Fed Balance Sheet Expansion/Contraction vs. S&P 500

Fed Balance Sheet Expansion/Contraction vs. S&P 500 The contraction of the Fed’s balance sheet tends to be a headwind for the S&P 500, as reduced liquidity in the financial system may have negative implications for equity markets. Image: Real Investment Advice

Global Central Bank Balance Sheets

Global Central Bank Balance Sheets The ongoing trend of central banks purchasing global debt since 2008, will depend on dynamic economic conditions, inflationary forces, and the specific monetary policy goals of each individual central bank. Image: Real Investment Advice

G10 Central Bank Balance Sheets

G10 Central Bank Balance Sheets The shrinking of G10 central bank balance sheets is a significant factor that can impact liquidity and potentially act as a headwind for equities. Image: Deutsche Bank

Fed Balance Sheet

Fed Balance Sheet The shrinking of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet can have an impact on liquidity and potentially act as a headwind for U.S. equities. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Aggregate G6 Central Bank Balance Sheet

Aggregate G6 Central Bank Balance Sheet Will central bank’s quantitative tightening put downward pressure on equity markets in 2023/2024? Image: BofA Global Research