A comparison of monetary aggregates

The image above shows a range of measures of the UK money supply. Because of the scale it is hard to make out changes in any given measure, but the purpose is to see how they relate to each other in terms of scale.

It demonstrates how MA (in blue) is a narrow measure that incorporates more deposits than M1. I was surprised that M4ex is smaller than M2. We have also been playing around with a very broad measure, which is shown as MB. More news on that soon.

Update: the previous version used an area chart and showed the cumulative money stocks. We've now changed it to just show the money stock per measure (2/3/12)