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Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions By Federal Reserve District Federal Reserve System
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Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity has expanded in nine of the Districts since the previous Beige Book report and contacts in Boston were described as... More > upbeat. Meanwhile, New York and Kansas City described economic activity in their Districts as essentially flat. Atlanta and San Francisco characterized the growth in their Districts as moderate; Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Dallas described their Districts’ growth as modest. Contacts’ outlooks for future growth remained mostly positive in Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, and Dallas. Growth of consumer spending ranged from slight to moderate in most Districts, while auto sales were somewhat mixed, as activity has begun to drop off from previously high levels in some Districts. Reports of tourism activity were also mixed.< Less
Roles and Responsibilities of Federal Reserve Directors By Board of Directors Federal Reserve System
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As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve or System) conducts the nation’s monetary policy and helps to maintain a stable financial system. Three key... More > components of the Federal Reserve System—the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Board of Governors), the Federal Reserve Banks (Reserve Banks), and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)—interact to accomplish these goals. Each of the 12 Reserve Banks is subject to the supervision of a nine-member board of directors (board) (see “Figure 1. The Federal Reserve Bank director selection process”). Six of the directors are elected by the member banks of the respective Federal Reserve District (District), and three of the directors are appointed by the Board of Governors. Most Reserve Banks have at least one Branch (Branch), and each Branch has its own board of directors.< Less
Instruments of the Money Market By Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
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The major purpose of financial markets is to transfer funds from lenders to borrowers. Financial market participants commonly distinguish between the "capital market" and the "money... More > market," with the latter term generally referring to borrowing and lending for periods of a year or less. The United States money market is very efficient in that it enables large sums of money to be transferred quickly and at a low cost from one economic unit (business, government, bank, etc.) to another for relatively short periods of time. The need for a money market arises because receipts of economic units do not coincide with their expenditures. These units can hold money balances—that is, transactions balances in the form of currency, demand deposits, or NOW accounts—to insure that planned expenditures can be maintained independently of cash receipts. Holding these balances, however, involves a cost in the form of foregone interest.< Less
Modern Money Mechanics By Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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This reprint presents Modern Money Mechanics as it was originally published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in editions ranging from 1961-1992. The last revision, made in 1992, was most... More > recently published in 1994. As a description of our money system since the time of the creation of the Federal Reserve, hard money advocates, political libertarians and others have found the content of this book damning and used it as part of a general critique of American fiat currency. This booklet has been cited by Gary North, Lew Rockwell, the U.S. and U.K. Libertarian parties and many others. It even features in YouTube videos. As a simplified model for fractional reserve banking, Modern Money Mechanics remains an excellent beginning, one that can be read in a single sitting and one that has the advantage of showing us the Federal Reserve presenting itself and its operations to a broad, mass readership.< Less
The Federal Reserve System: Its Purposes And Functions By Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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This is the ninth edition of The Federal Reserve System: Purposes and Functions. It has been revised by staff members of the Federal Reserve Board to reflect the changes that have taken place in the... More > monetary, regulatory, and other policy areas since publication of the eighth edition in 1994. It incorporates major changes in the law and in the structure of the financial system that have occurred over the past decade.< Less
Financial Accounting Manual for Federal Reserve Banks By Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Summary of Revisions Chapter 1 Paragraph 3.93 Allowance for Doubtful Reimbursement – expanded the account description to record allowance for non-Treasury agencies and others. Paragraph 4.21... More > Deferred Charges – clarified the policy to capitalize externally purchased software licenses that individually exceed $25,000. Paragraph 11.64 Accruals of Expenses for Employee Termination Programs (Involuntary/Voluntary) – clarified the accrual policy for expenses related to employee termination programs. Chapter 3 Paragraph 30.01 General – relocated the policy related to full acquisition cost to cover all fixed assets except software. Paragraph 30.47Methods of Capitalization - Furniture and Equipment – added a threshold of $100,000 to record bulk purchases of equipment and changed the RBOPS approval requirement to a RBOPS notification. Paragraph 30.75 Depreciation – modified the policy to begin recording depreciation the month following a building is occupied to make the depreciation policy consistent for all fixed...< Less
The Federal Reserve System: Purposes & Functions (Tenth Edition, October 2016) By Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It performs five general functions to promote the effective operation of the U.S. economy and, more generally, the public... More > interest. The Federal Reserve •conducts the nation’s monetary policy to promote maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates in the U.S. economy; •promotes the stability of the financial system and seeks to minimize and contain systemic risks through active monitoring and engagement in the U.S. and abroad; •promotes the safety and soundness of individual financial institutions and monitors their impact on the financial system as a whole;< Less
Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test 2015: Supervisory Stress TestMethodology and Results By Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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One of the principal functions of the Federal Reserve is to regulate and supervise financial institutions, including bank holding companies (BHCs), savings and loan holding companies, state member... More > banks, and systemically important nonbank financial institutions. Through its supervision, the Federal Reserve promotes a safe, sound, and stable banking and financial system that supports the growth and stability of the U.S. economy.1 To fulfill its supervisory objectives and to reorient its supervisory program in response to the lessons learned from the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve has created new frameworks and programs for the supervision of the largest and most complex financial institutions. One of the key cross-firm programs is an annual assessment by the Federal Reserve of whether BHCs with $50 billion or more in total consolidated assets have effective capital adequacy processes and sufficient capital to absorb losses during stressful conditions, while meeting obligations to creditors...< Less
Bitcoin: Technical Background and Data Analysis By Federal Reserve Board, Matthew Chen, Anton Badev
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Broadly speaking, Bitcoin is a scheme designed to facilitate the transfer of value be- tween parties. Unlike traditional payment systems, which transfer funds denominated in sovereign currencies,... More > Bitcoin has its own metric for value called bitcoin (with lowercase letter \b", and abbreviated as BTC1). Bitcoin is a complex scheme, and its implementa- tion involves a combination of cryptography, distributed algorithms, and incentive driven behaviour. Moreover, recent developments suggest that Bitcoin operations may involve risks whose nature and proportion are little, if at all, understood. In light of these con- siderations, the purpose of this paper is to provide the necessary technical background to understand basic Bitcoin operations and document a set of empirical regularities related to Bitcoin usage. We present the micro-structure of the Bitcoin transaction process and highlight the use of cryptography for the purposes of transaction security and distributed maintenance of a ledger.< Less
US Federal Reserve System Handbook By IBPUSA
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