(FORBES) Profits From Fed Balance Sheet Expansion Could Top $140 Billion

Assistance provided by the Federal Reserve does not come for free. Every program that is part of the balance sheet expansion earns a spread. Like all depository institutions, the spread is the difference between where it borrows money and where it lends. With its aggressive balance sheet expansion and interest rates pinned near zero for the foreseeable future, The Fed stands to make record profits over the next few years.

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