2012 Economic Calendar
POWERED BY  econoday logo
Resource Center »  U.S. & Intl Recaps   |   Event Release Dates   |   Event Definitions   |   Today's Calendar

Money Supply
Released On 3/1/2012 4:30:00 PM For wk2/20, 2012
PriorPrior RevisedActual
M2 Weekly Change$27.9 B$27.8 B$-10.5 B
Definition
The monetary aggregates are alternative measures of the money supply by degree of liquidity. Changes in the monetary aggregates indicate the thrust of monetary policy as well as the outlook for economic activity and inflationary pressures. Money supply is in terms of two components—M1 and M2 (the Fed formerly produced a version called M3 but no longer does so). M1 and M2 are progressively more inclusive measures of money: M1 is included in M2. M1, the more narrowly defined measure, consists of the most liquid forms of money, namely currency and checkable deposits. The non-M1 components of M2 are primarily household holdings of savings deposits, small time deposits, and retail money market mutual funds.  Why Investors Care
 

powered by  [Econoday] [Apple App Store]
[Econoday on Kindle]
Add to Google