Bank Reserves, Money and the Fed Balance Sheet

Bank Reserves, Money and the Fed Balance Sheet

Graph the required reserves of the banking system and the excess reserves and the total reserves.

Do this for the years 1999-2015.

This is the data base.

You should be able to explain table 1.

http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h3/current/

Please use the data download program for graphing.

Build package:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/datadownload/Choose.aspx?rel=h3

 

Graph M1 and M2 for the same years.

This is the data base.

http://www.federalreserve.gov/datadownload/Choose.aspx?rel=h6

Use seasonally adjusted data when you have the choice.

Use Build Package

We are interested in the totals across both thrifts and commercial banks.

Graph the level if the assets owned by the Federal Reserve for the same years.

Table L:109. You can not use the build package in this case. Look on the right side of screen

Select a preformatted data package

http://www.federalreserve.gov/datadownload/Choose.aspx?rel=Z.1

 

What is the connection between the level of bank reserves, the assets owned by the Federal Reserve System and the supply of M1?

Show the steps you took and what you have observed. Summarize. Thanks.

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