Fed launches Treasury bill buys in bid for 'ample' reserves

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By Jonnelle Marte
Reuters
Friday, October 11, 2019

The Federal Reserve said today that it will start buying about $60 billion per month in Treasury bills to ensure "ample reserves" in the banking system, but emphasized the new program does not mark a change in monetary policy.

The purchases, which will begin Oct. 15, respond to recent disruptions in short-term money markets that pushed the target federal funds rate to the top of its target range, and at least once above it. The "technical" program, which Fed Chair Jerome Powell had signaled earlier this week was on its way, will continue at least until the second quarter of 2020, the central bank said. ...

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