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Government securities investments of commercial banks

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  • Anthony P. Rodrigues

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Government securities holdings at U.S. commercial banks have risen rapidly since 1990. The author contrasts the recent rise with increases observed during and after earlier recessions and evaluates possible explanations for the buildup. In addition, he presents a rough estimate of the interest exposure created solely by the securities acquisitions and compares it with estimates for earlier periods when commercial banks also added U.S. securities to their portfolios at a fast rate.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of New York in its journal Quarterly Review.

Volume (Year): (1993)
Issue (Month): Sum ()
Pages: 39-53

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fednqr:y:1993:i:sum:p:39-53:n:v.18no.2

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Keywords: Bank investments ; Government securities ; Bank loans;

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  1. Takatoshi Ito & Yuri Nagatake Sasaki, 1998. "Impacts of the Basle Capital Standard on Japanese Banks' Behavior," NBER Working Papers 6730, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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