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US Bailout Pledge up from $7.4 to $11.6 trillion

U.S. bailout has pledged $11.6 trillion as of September 25th 2009 compared to $7.4 trillion as of November 24th 2008. Although down from $12.8 trillion on March 31st 2009. The Federal Reserve sharing a $5.8 trillion portion as of September 25th

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TALF Program Update – $6.54 Billion in Loans

Investors applied for a total of $6.5 billion in loans from the Federal Reserve through their Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) emergency lending program. The TALF program provides low interest loans to investors for purchasing securities backed by auto,

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Fed Follows Through with Quantitative Easing Program

The two day Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting ended today.  Fed official press release linked below. The majority of monetary policy programs stayed the same.  Fed Funds rate will continue to be held at a record low of 0 – 1/4%

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TALF – Definition and Explanation

Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility – Definition and Explanation “The Federal Reserve created the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF), to help market participants meet the credit needs of households and small businesses by supporting the issuance of asset-backed securities

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Federal Reserve Balance Sheet as of July 30th 2009

Current accounting of the Federal Reserve’s Balance Sheet as of July 30th 2009 $695.758 billion – U.S. Treasury Securities $105.915 billion – Federal Agency Debt Securities $542.888 billion – Mortgage-backed Securities $274.085 billion – Direct Bank Lending (Loans through Discount

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