NEW YORK, July 11 The U.S. Federal Reserve's
balance sheet grew in the latest week as the U.S. central bank
added to its holdings of Treasury debt, Fed data released on
The Fed's balance sheet liabilities, which are a broad gauge
of its lending to the financial system, stood at $3.462 trillion
on July 10, compared with $3.450 trillion on July 3.
The Fed's holdings of Treasuries rose to $1.953 trillion as
of Wednesday, from $1.943 trillion the previous week.
The Fed's ownership of mortgage bonds guaranteed by Fannie
Mae, Freddie Mac and the Government National
Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) stood at $1.208 trillion,
little changed from the previous week.
The Fed's holdings of debt issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
and the Federal Home Loan Bank system totaled $69.18 billion,
unchanged from the previous week.
The Fed's overnight direct loans to credit-worthy banks via
its discount window averaged $14 million a day during the week
versus $36 million a day the previous week.