As of March 31, 2018, credit unions held $385.9 billion in investments. That’s up 5.5% from year-end 2017.
Share balances followed the historical trend of first quarter expansion, which caused liquidity to rise and underpinned the quarterly increase in total investments.
Credit unions allocated the net $20.3 billion increase in investments and cash primarily to cash at other financial institutions (Fed balances) as well as cash at corporate credit unions. The former rose 24.6% quarterly, from $66.2 billion to $82.5 billion, while the latter expanded 33.0% quarterly, from $18.4 billion to $24.5 billion.
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