U.S. Corporate Liquid Assets vs. Corporate Tangible Assets From 1949

Corporate liquidity as a percentage of tangible assets (assets less goodwill) is at the highest level since the data began to be accumulated in 1949.

We built these charts using data provided by the Federal Reserve of St. Louis from the “Flow Of Funds” report (detail described below the charts).

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Tangible assets is a single data element in the Flow of Funds. We compiled the liquidity components as the sum of separate elements: checking and currency, time deposits, money market funds, commercial paper, Treasuries, foreign deposits, mutual fund shares.

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