Fed Funds Open at 0.09%, Within Target Range, According to ICAPLiz Capo McCormick
Fed funds, the U.S. overnight inter-bank lending rate, opened at 0.09 percent, within the Federal Reserve’s target of zero to 0.25 percent, ICAP Plc, the world’s largest inter-dealer broker, said in an e-mailed statement.
Fed funds traded from 0.05 percent to 0.3125 percent yesterday, according to data posted on the Fed Bank of New York’s website. The fed effective, or a volume-weighted average of rates on trades arranged by major brokers, was 0.1 percent.
The Fed will conduct a test of an overnight fixed-rate reverse-repo facility. The temporary open-market operations will use Treasuries as collateral. The fixed-rate on the reverse repos, for transactions that total at or below the $300 billion aggregate limit, will be at a 0.03 percentage point on daily operations from today through Nov. 14, the New York Fed said in a statement posted on its website.