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Federal Reserve Liquidity Swaps Explained

Federal Reserve Liquidity Swap Lines  There are two types of Liquidity Swaps the Federal Reserve by way of the Federal Open Market Committee has established: Dollar Liquidity Swap Lines and Foreign-Currency Liquidity Swap Lines.   Dollar Liquidity Swap Lines A

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Fed has purchased $252 billion of Treasuries

On Tuesday, August 11th, the Federal Reserve purchased an additional $2.7 billion of US Department of Treasury bonds maturing from August 2026 through May 2039, essentially 17-30 year bond maturity dates. In March, the Federal Reserve stated it would purchase up

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Federal Reserve purchase of GSE Debt and Securities

Unconventional monetary policy announced by the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee on March 18 2009: “To provide greater support to mortgage lending and housing markets, the Committee decided today to increase the size of the Federal Reserve‚Äôs balance sheet further

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Federal Reserve Balance Sheet as of July 30th 2009

Current accounting of the Federal Reserve’s Balance Sheet as of July 30th 2009 $695.758 billion – U.S. Treasury Securities $105.915 billion – Federal Agency Debt Securities $542.888 billion – Mortgage-backed Securities $274.085 billion – Direct Bank Lending (Loans through Discount

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