Purdue Global University Reserve Requirement Questions

Assignment 1: Problems

Complete Questions and Problem 8 in Chapter 18

Complete Questions and Problem 6 in Chapter 26

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Chapter 18 Problem 8

The average daily net transaction accounts balance of a local bank during the most recent reserve computation period is \$325 million. The amount of average daily reserves at the Fed during the reserve maintenance period is \$22.6 million and the average daily vault cash corresponding to the computation period is \$4.3 million.

• What is the average daily reserve balance required to be held by the bank during the maintenance period?
• Is the bank in compliance with the reserve requirements?
• What amount of reserves can be carried over to the next maintenance period either as excess or as shortfall?
• If the local bank has an opportunity cost of 6 percent and deposits at the Fed pay 0.5 percent, what is the effect on the income statement from this reserve period?

Chapter 26 Problem 6

An FI is planning to issue \$100 million in BB rated commercial loans. The FI will finance the loans by issuing demand deposits.

• What is the minimum amount of capital required under Basel III?
• What is the minimum amount of demand deposits needed to fund this loan assuming there is a 10 percent average reserve requirement on demand deposits?
• Show a simple balance sheet with total assets, total liabilities, and equity if this is the only project funded by the bank.
• How does this balance sheet differ from Table 26–1? Why?

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