M2 Money Supply: Global Comparison | Chart of the Week
M2 is a measure of U.S. money stock that includes M1 (currency and coins held by the non-bank public, checkable deposits, and travelers’ checks) plus savings deposits (including money market deposit accounts), small time deposits under $100,000, and shares in retail money market mutual funds.
The Fed controls the supply of money by increas- ing or decreasing the monetary base. Monetary base is related to the size of the Fed’s balance sheet; specifically, it is currency in circulation plus, deposit balances that depository institutions hold with the Federal Reserve.
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