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Comment: Fed securities holdings top $4.6 trillion with large adds of Treasury notes and bonds

The Federal Reserve’s weekly balance sheet showed total holdings of Treasurys, Agencys, and Agency MBS topped $4.6 trillion as of April 1, more than retracing the declines since the start of balance sheet normalization back in late 2017.

The Fed did not add to their holdings of Treasury bills, but added $361.6 billion in Treasury notes and bonds. Purchases of Agency MBS were up $55.9 billion. Overall, the Fed added $417.6 billion in securities. The holdings were about 69% in Treasurys overall.

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