In today’s POMO, the Fed bought $1.6 billion in coupons, to offset shrinkage of its MBS portfolio in the normal process of mortgage prepayments.
Lest we forget, the Fed is still doing regular small POMO to replace MBS paydowns. But as we saw this week. It’s not enough.
The phrase. “It’s the economy, Stupid,” became famous in first Clinton campaign. And Wall Street has always wanted you to believe that indeed, it is the economy, Stupid.
But the game has changed radically in the past two weeks
I have been warning for months that the Fed would need new QE to counter the impact of massive waves of Treasury supply. I thought that that would come later, rather than sooner. Sorry folks, wrong about that.
In accordance with the FOMC Directive issued September 18, 2019, the Open Market Trading Desk (the Desk) at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will conduct an overnight repurchase agreement (repo) operation from 8:15 AM ET to 8:30 AM ET tomorrow, Fri…
The new Fed TOMO (Temporary Open Market Operations) are the first sign that the Fed must move aggressively to counter the tightening of the money markets.
The Fed has a money market crisis on its hands. It’s a “crisis” that everyone should have seen coming because the handwriting has been on the wall for months.
That’s right. The Fed is doing POMO again. POMO means Permanent Open Market Operations. It’s a fancy way of saying that the Fed is buying Treasuries, pumping money into the financial markets.
The beat goes on. The Treasury announced a 30 year TIPS issue today, bringing net new supply for the month so far to $119 billion.