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What’s Operation Twist?


13 posted on 01/21/2013 12:55:53 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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Fed decides on $400 billion bond swap (Operation Twist)

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday, acting in the face of a weak economic outlook, decided to start a program to twist the yield curve by swapping shorter-maturity government securities for longer-dated ones.
In a statement, the Fed will buy $400 billion of Treasury securities in the 6-30 year range and sell an equal amount of maturities of 3 years or less.
The Fed also announced a new plan to purchase agency mortgage-backed securities with proceeds of maturing securities.
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19 posted on 01/21/2013 3:01:38 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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