Fed Funds Open at 0.17%, Within Fed’s Target Range, ICAP Says
Fed funds closed at 0.1 percent yesterday after trading from 0.09 percent to 0.21 percent and averaging 0.15 percent, according to ICAP Plc, the world’s largest inter-dealer broker.
The central bank plans to buy $1.75 billion to $2.25 billion of securities maturing from February 2036 to November 2042 today, according to the New York Fed’s website. The purchases are part of the Fed’s program to replace short-term debt in its portfolio with longer-term Treasuries in an effort to keep borrowing costs low.
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