Fed sets process to wind down $4.5 trillion balance sheet

Source: CNBC

“Federal Reserve officials appear to be in sync on how they plan to unravel the mammoth stimulus implemented during the financial crisis. The Fed is holding a $4.5 trillion portfolio, known as its ‘balance sheet,’ of mostly government debt it accumulated in the years after the crisis. Until now, the central bank has been taking the proceeds it receives from maturing debt and reinvesting them in more bonds. In recent days, officials have been indicating that the balance sheet will be unwound, likely starting later in the year, raising questions from investors about how the process will work and what impact it will have.” (05/24/17)