The Fed is at QE again

The US Federal Reserve has been boosting liquidity supposedly since mid-September since a spike in the overnight lending rate shocked the financial system when the short-term rate spiked to 10% from 2% overnight in mid-September.

The Fed to start injecting capital through overnight market repurchase agreement operations “repos” on September 17. It’s a couple hundred billion dollars…

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The Fed also began monthly purchases of $60 billion in Treasury bills on October 15 to supposedly calm money markets.

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So, the Fed is providing liquidity to markets again in the form of QE, they just aren’t labeling it as such. And… its trend is up.

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