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Atle Willems, CFA, is an equity investor with a long-term view investing in undervalued listed shares with solid operational track records and sensible balance sheets. He holds a master's degree in finance from Nottingham University Business School, a bachelor's degree in business... More
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  • U.S. M2 Money Supply Surges, Movements In The U.S. Monetary Base And Money Supply (As Of 9 Jan-13) 0 comments
    Jan 21, 2013 3:33 PM

    Money supply, especially M2 and MZM, continues to surge according to bi-weekly data released by FRED on 18 January 2013 for the period ending 9 January 2013. M2 increased by 0.67% for the bi-weekly period and 8.07% compared to the same period last year. It represented the 41th consecutive bi-weekly period of YoY growth of more than 6.0% of the M2 money supply.

    Monetary Base

    The Monetary Base increased 2.75% for the bi-weekly period to end on USD 2,705.4 billion, 1.72% lower than the highest base ever reported (22 Feb 2012). The base was up by 1.72% compared to the same period last year.

    M1 Money Stock/Supply

    The M1 Money Stock was down 0.45% for the bi-weekly period and ended the week on USD 2,429.5 billion. Compared to the same period last year, M1 increased 10.98%.

    M2 Money Stock/Supply

    M2 Money Stock was up 0.67% for the bi-weekly period and ended the week on USD 10,480.5 billion to reach yet another all-time high. Compared to the same period last year, M2 was up by 8.07%.

    M1 Multiplier and M2/Base ratio

    The M1 multiplier remains considerable lower than it was during 2007 and the majority of 2008. It has however increased steadily from around June 2011. The M2/Base ratio also remains considerably lower than the historical average, but it has also increased steadily since June 2011.

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    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

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