Bank Reserves and S&P 500

Bank Reserves and S&P 500 J.P. Morgan suggests that Fed-injected liquidity is not the reason for the rise in the valuation of risk assets. Image: J.P. Morgan

Central Bank Reserve Holdings of Gold

Central Bank Reserve Holdings of Gold For the first time since the end of WWII, central banks are increasing their holdings of gold to diversify their reserves away from the U.S. dollar, amid trade tensions. Image: Bernstein

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. Image: 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. Image: Reuters

Reserve Bank Credit, Treasury Securities and MBS

Reserve Bank Credit, Treasury Securities and MBS This chart shows how Reserve Bank credit has increased, as the Fed has continued to add treasury securities to its balance sheet. Image: Wells Fargo Investment Institute

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. Image: 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. Image: howmuch.net

U.S. Unemployment Rate Expected in 2020

U.S. Unemployment Rate Expected in 2020 Dr. James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, said that the U.S. unemployment rate may hit 30% in Q2 2020. Image: Piper Sandler