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Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US)  

Release: H.3 Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base  

Units:  Billions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly

Notes:

The Board of Governors discontinued the H.3 statistical release on September 17, 2020. For more information, please see the announcement posted on August 20, 2020.

Total reserve balances maintained is the amount of balances institutions hold in accounts at Federal Reserve Banks that are available to satisfy reserve requirements. Historically, this series excluded balances held in a reserve account for contractual clearing purposes (contractual clearing balances program has been discontinued on July 12, 2012).

Suggested Citation:

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), Total Reserve Balances Maintained with Federal Reserve Banks (DISCONTINUED) [RESBALNS], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/RESBALNS, February 25, 2021.

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis  

Release: H.3 Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base (data not included in press release)

Units:  Millions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly

Notes:

The Board of Governors discontinued the H.3 statistical release on September 17, 2020. For more information, please see the announcement posted on August 20, 2020.

Series is calculated using data from the H.3 release as Total reserve balances maintained less Reserve balance requirements.

Please note though that this historical concept of "excess reserves" no longer has the same meaning following phase two of the simplification of reserves administration. For more information, see the Reserves Simplification Rule.

Suggested Citation:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Excess Reserves of Depository Institutions (DISCONTINUED) [EXCSRESNS], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/EXCSRESNS, February 25, 2021.

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US)  

Release: H.3 Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base  

Units:  Billions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly

Notes:

Excess reserves are those deposits held by depository institutions at the Fed not used to satisfy statutory reserve requirements plus that vault cash held by the same institutions not used to satisfy statutory reserve requirements. Excess reserves equals total reserves less required reserves.

As stated by the source: The concept of Excess reserves, defined as total reserve balances less reserve balance requirements, no longer aligns with the remuneration structure following phase two of the simplification of reserves administration. https://federalregister.gov/a/2012-8562
Nevertheless, to get at the historical concept of Excess reserves using the new H.3 statistical release, take Total reserve balances maintained (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/RESBALNS) less Reserve balance requirements (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/RESBALREQ). Alternatively, one can view excess as the amount of balances maintained that satisfy the minimum requirements, which can be calculated by taking Total reserve balances maintained (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/RESBALNS) less Bottom of penalty-free band (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/RESBRQBPF).

Suggested Citation:

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), Excess Reserves of Depository Institutions (DISCONTINUED) [EXCRESNS], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/EXCRESNS, February 25, 2021.

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