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Monetary Base, Dollar Swings

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On April 24, 2011 @ 7:30 pm In Currency,Federal Reserve | Comments Disabled

I found these two charts rather fascinating: The first shows the overall increase in the Monetary base since 1990.

It was expanding for 18 years at a pretty good clip — then it exploded with the financial collapse in 2008. The 2nd chart shows swings in the dollar index since then.

All charts courtesy of The Chart Store [1]




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[2] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/4-22-11-Weekly-Monetary-Base.gif

[3] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/4-22-11-Daily-DX-Swing.gif

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