The Federal Reserve would pass the Fed's stress test ... according to the Fed.
That's the basic conclusion of a paper from three Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco economists released Monday, just days after the Fed released the latest stress tests of the nation's largest commercial banks.
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In "Stress Testing the Fed," Jens Christensen, Jose Lopez and Glenn Rudebusch conducted what they called a "probability-based stress test of the interest rate risk the Fed faces."
Their conclusions are positive for the central bank's long-term financial health.
"For example, there is only a remote chance that declines in Treasury bond prices could lead to mark-to-market losses on the Fed's portfolio. Such low probabilities for these adverse outcomes should assuage concerns about the Fed's portfolio holdings and income," they wrote.
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