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Where does this number come from?
Yeah, where do you read that?
comes from here:https://www.fms.treas.gov/fmsweb/viewDTSFiles?dir=w&fname=16022901.pdfMike compiles this information as a fee for periodic subscription service...
Right, Matt. But where’s the $500 billion line on that pdf, or what is he calculating to get it? (Hope you read this, and it doesn’t get lost. For example, I dont use email followup or I would go nutz. Miss so many VIP-to-Me responses.)
Ah, it’s the issuance under TABLE III-A-Public Debt Transactions?
MRW,On page 1, right side, 'Withdrawals"; take the 'month to date' total at the bottom and subtract the withdrawals for Treasury securities redemption and the difference is the 508B.So it is 1,226 minus 718 equals 508...Take total withdrawals and remove the portion for US treasury securities redemptions which is just rearranging the term structure of previous USD savings, and then you are left with what the US govt spent or withdrew from the US govt account for the month... which will include both the spending on govt sector provision AND transfer payments made in the month...Here is a recent take on 3 yr trend:https://www.chartsninja.com/charts/single/12997
Doesn't really look like that much of a deal. If you were to average things out...
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