Fed Balance Sheet Archive

Re: Comment on Fed Balance Sheet

[Skip to the end] (email exchange) >    >   On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 6:15 PM, Mauer wrote: >    >   Just to clarify: are there any circumstances in which the Federal Reserve >   could “create” inflation or hyperinflation a la the Bank of Zimbabwe? >    Yes, if they raised rates high enough. Seriously! That would ...Read More

Fed balance sheet

[Skip to the end] With the Fed balance sheet at just over $2 trillion and an average coupon of maybe 3% that means they are removing about $60 billion a year of interest income from the non government sectors. So while I do think lower long term rates serves public purpose, I ...Read More