The Weekend Eurodollar Game

  • Author(s): WARREN L. COATS
  • Published: Apr 30, 2012
  • Pages: 649-659
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.1981.tb00650.x


A growing number of large U.S. banks have used artificial Eurodollar transactions in connection with the heavier weighting of Fridays in the calculation of required reserves to significantly reduce the impact on them of that requirement. This reserve avoidance behavior bestows an unintended and inequitable benefit on those banks engaging in it, unnecessarily increases risks from credit exposures and potentially distorts money stock measures. The incentive for this activity and hence its practice can best be removed by paying interest on required reserves or weighting Fridays equally with all other business days in the reserve requirement calculations.

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