Alice: The world didn’t end last Friday.
Bob: It didn’t?
This week the Fed’s own MBS figure swung down $4.502 billion, about as much as it went up last week. The other numbers were similarly undramatic, aside from a bounce up in the Setser’s treasury.
This week Doom derived the NY Fed data set from a date-limited session with the Data Download Program:
Treasuries grew $8.604 billion; nice, but only about half of last week’s number.
Agencies lost another moderate amount, $4.502 billion, which is a bit more than last week. Others gained a mere $0.045 billion.
The net of US obligations grew by a rather feeble $4.502 billion.
Twist’s ratio graphs continued down once more.
The Setser treasuries number popped way up on the strong anniversary loss.
Notes and References
: “Foreign central banks’ US debt holdings rise – Fed”, Reuters, December 27, 2012.