Sunday, December 29, 2013

US broad money supply growth slows

The US broad money supply expansion has slowed materially in the last few months, with the year-over-year growth now at the lowest level since mid 2011. Except for certain components of M2 such as money market funds, the broad money supply is an indicator of the nation's overall credit expansion. This may, at least in part, explain the relatively low inflation the US has experienced in recent months (see post).
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