Fed’s balance sheet could see massive further growth


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The Federal Reserve Building, Washington, DC

The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet has reached record levels, and is set to grow by large but unpredictable amounts as the coronavirus crisis continues.  

The Fed’s balance sheet has overtaken its historical peak this month, as its response to the virus caused its assets to rise from $4.3 trillion on March 11 to $4.7 trillion on March 18. Its previous peak was at $4.5 trillion in 2015.

There will almost certainly be further record growth in the Fed’s balance sheet. It is uncertain, however

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