Total Assets On The Federal Reserve’s Balance Sheet As Of May 19, 2021

Federal Reserve and federal government intervention efforts remain a critical subject. I have written extensively about many types of interventions, including Quantitative Easing (QE) and past economic stimulus programs. Posts discussing these intervention measures can generally be found in the “Interventions” category. Various aspects and dynamics of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet are of paramount importance. For …

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The American Rescue Plan – Highlights and Comments

On Thursday (March 11, 2021) President Biden signed into law “The American Rescue Plan.” This is a $1.9 Trillion stimulus package. Comments that I found notable (although don’t necessarily agree with) from President Biden’s March 12, 2021 comments regarding the plan: This leg- — this legislation, as everybody has already mentioned, will provide $1,400 in …

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Additional Notable Federal Reserve Actions To Address Weakness

On Friday (March 20, 2020) I wrote a post (“Federal Reserve Actions To Address Financial And Economic Weakness“) detailing recently announced Federal Reserve actions intended to address various problematical conditions. These conditions include actual and expected substantial economic weakness, financial instability, and various rapidly falling asset prices. In that post I also highlighted my thoughts …

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Federal Reserve Actions To Address Financial And Economic Weakness

Recently, the Federal Reserve has taken many substantial actions to address financial market weakness, as well as an actual and expected very large drop in economic activity. In addition to the actions taken by the Federal Reserve, there are various actions taken at the Federal, State, and local levels. These programs are largely still being …

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