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Why can't central bank reserves ever leave the Fed's balance sheet?

I'm reading Joseph Wang's Central Banking 101 and there are two statements which seem to be contradictory to me, and I'm guessing there's an element of misunderstanding on my part which I'm looking to ...
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Fed fund market after QE

I read that before 2008, reserves of the banking system (vault cash and reserves at the Fed) fluctuated between \$40 billion and \$80 billion. However, as a result of quantitative easing, reserves ...
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Cross-checking Treasury's Major Foreign Holders Report

I was looking for bad things waiting to happen on the Ides of March, and the next Major Foreign Holders of Treasury Securities report came up as a candidate. It is due on March 15th, 2021. The report ...
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Banks' use of repo to finance operations

"Dealers typically use repo to fund both their cash Treasury positions and their lending to clients through Treasury reverse repos. Thus, the ability and willingness to engage in repo, which ...
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overnight index swaps OIS

I'm writing a paper where I am using expected federal funds rates at different horizons and wanted to use the OIS as a proxy for what the market expects the FFR to be post FOMC-meetings. However, I ...
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FED rate cuts don't exist

I would just like to confirm my understanding of how the FED controls interest rates. In my view there's no such thing as changing an interest rate. Because rate/yield is just an effect of price ...
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How do Treasury bill/coupon settlements affect reserves?

Back in September when the repo market exploded, causes were attributed to corporate tax payments and T-bill settlements. Was hoping someone could help elaborate further on the mechanism as to how T-...
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Overnight Index Swaps (OIS) vs. Fed Funds Futures

When calculating the probability of a certain target rate specified by the Fed at an FOMC release, I’ve generally read that it is typical to use Fed Funds Futures as proxies. I can find data on this ...
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Repo- A few questions [closed]

A few questions which could be related to each other, to help me gain familiarity with repo. These are accompanied with my guess. If anyone can explain in layman's terms (this is new to me). 1) I ...