The Fed's balance sheet - a broad gauge of its lending to the financial system - stood at $2.804 trillion on September 5, up from $2.795 trillion on August 29.

The Fed ' s holdings of Treasuries totaled $۱.۶۴۹ trillion as of Wednesday, September ۵, versus $۱.۶۳۹ trillion the previous week.

The Fed ' s overnight direct loans to credit - worthy banks via its discount window averaged $۱۵۱ million a day during the week versus $۳۲ million a day previously.

The Fed ' s ownership of mortgage bonds guaranteed by Fannie Mae(FNMA. OB), Freddie Mac(FMCC. OB) and the Government National Mortgage Association(Ginnie Mae) was $۸۴۳.۷۱ billion versus $۸۴۳.۶ billion the previous week.

The Fed's holdings of debt issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank system totaled $87.21 billion, unchanged from the prior week.