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Fed balance sheet rose in latest weekUS-USA-FED-DISCOUNT:Fed balance sheet rose in latest week
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve's balance sheet rose in the latest week, Fed data released on Thursday showed.
The Fed's balance sheet - a broad gauge of its lending to the financial system - stood at $2.804 trillion on September 5, up from $2.795 trillion on August 29.
The Fed's holdings of Treasuries totaled $1.649 trillion as of Wednesday, September 5, versus $1.639 trillion the previous week.
The Fed's overnight direct loans to credit-worthy banks via its discount window averaged $151 million a day during the week versus $32 million a day previously.
The Fed's ownership of mortgage bonds guaranteed by Fannie Mae <FNMA.OB>, Freddie Mac <FMCC.OB> and the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) was $843.71 billion versus $843.6 billion the previous week.
The Fed's holdings of debt issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank system totaled $87.21 billion, unchanged from the prior week.
(Reporting by Ellen Freilich; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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