Thursday, May 27, 2010

Money Money + Money -- Money supply update

Money supply figures supplied by the Federal Reserve (as of 2010-05-27) continue to decline.  The data shown is the sum of M2 and Institutional Money Market Funds (the only subset of M3 still reported)  As you can see money supply tends to drop during / after recessions and recovers as economic activity increases.  We are in uncharted territory as this data set has not shown negative growth for the entire data series.

Considering the growth rate is decidedly negative and shows no inclination of slowing down this is worrisome for future economic growth. 

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