Fed Funds Open at 0.15%, Within Target Range, According to ICAP
Fed funds closed at 0.12 percent yesterday after trading from 0.05 percent to 0.16 percent and averaging 0.12 percent, according to ICAP Plc, the world’s largest inter-dealer broker.
The central bank will acquire $1.25 billion to $1.75 billion Treasuries maturing from February 2036 to November 2042. The purchases are part of the Fed’s latest round of debt purchases, known as quantitative easing, aimed to keep long-term rates low and support economic growth.
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