Gold Reserves by Country

Gold Reserves by Country The United States has the largest gold reserve, followed by Germany. Image: IMF

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

Federal Reserve’s Balance Sheet

Federal Reserve’s Balance Sheet This chart shows the Federal Reserve total assets. According to the NY Fed, the Fed’s balance sheet could be between $3.8 trillion and $4.7 trillion by 2025. Image: Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

The U.S. Dollar and Global Reserves

The U.S. Dollar and Global Reserves The U.S. dollar is still seen as the world’s reserve currency and should remain the world’s currency of choice. Image: Statista

Repo Market (Outstanding Repos) and Reserve Demand Curve

Repo Market (Outstanding Repos) and Reserve Demand Curve The Fed will expand its balance sheet again, by purchasing Treasury bills at least until mid-2020, which should rebuild the level of reserves in the system to $1.7 trillion. Image: BofA Merrill Lynch

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

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