Bank Reserves and the U.S. Dollar

Bank Reserves and the U.S. Dollar This interesting chart shows the correlation between excess reserves held by banks at the Fed and the U.S. dollar. Picture source: Financial Times

Bank Reserves Held at the Fed

Bank Reserves Held at the Fed Nice chart showing that overall deposits at the Fed from banks have fallen over the past year. Picture source: Reuters

China – Required Reserve Ratio vs. M1 Money Supply Growth

China – Required Reserve Ratio vs. M1 Money Supply Growth The People’s Bank of China slashed the reserve requirement ratio for most financial institutions, but M1 money supply growth is currently near the lowest. This is not good news for GDP growth. Picture source: Jeroen Blokland

Total Allocated Exchange Reserves by Currency

Total Allocated Exchange Reserves by Currency The U.S. dollar represents 61% of all central bank foreign reserves. And the total value of all currencies held in foreign exchange reserves is almost $11 trillion. Picture source: howmuch.net

Delinquency Rate of Student Loans since 2003

Delinquency Rate of Student Loans since 2003 The delinquency rate of student loans is higher than credit card delinquency, auto loans and mortgages. The main reason is that the interest rate on student loans can be very high. Picture source: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Atlanta Fed GDPNow U.S. Real GDP Estimate

Atlanta Fed GDPNow U.S. Real GDP Estimate The GDPNow model estimate for U.S. real GDP growth is 1.8% for 2019:Q3 as of October 16, 2019. Picture source: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Philly Fed Leading Index and Recession

Philly Fed Leading Index and Recession The Philly Fed Leading Index for the United States suggests that the U.S. economy is still in expansion mode over the next 6 months. Picture source: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Who Owns Different Countries’ Government Bonds?

Who Owns Different Countries’ Government Bonds? About 70% of the U.S. national debt is owned by domestic government, institutions investors and the Federal Reserve. Picture source: Deutsche Bank Global Research