$8.801B Coupon Purchase 2020-08-18. Fed paid for the purchase by depositing newly created money into the cash/trading accounts of the Primary Dealers at the Fed. All Treasury purchases are next day settlement.
The Fed has scheduled an $1.225 billion purchase today.
The Fed’s final monthly MBS purchase settlement is on Thursday. All MBS purchases are forward contracts which settle on three separate days in the third week of every month. This week’s settlements were just over $100 billion, a very bullish factor for the financial markets.
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