Fed funds closed at 0.12 percent yesterday after trading from 0.12 percent to 0.17 percent and averaging 0.16 percent, according to ICAP Plc, the world’s largest inter-dealer broker.
The central bank will acquire Treasuries maturing from February 2036 to August 2042. The purchases are part of the Fed’s program to replace $267 billion of short-term debt in its portfolio with longer-term Treasuries in an effort to keep borrowing costs low.
The central bank plans to purchase from $1.75 billion to $2.25 billion of securities today, according to the New York Fed’s website.
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