By Michael S. Derby
The New York Fed added $49.845 billion in one-day liquidity to financial markets Wednesday.
The overnight repurchase agreement operation took in $42.254 billion in Treasurys, $100 million in agency securities and $7.5 billion in mortgage-backed securities. Banks that participated collectively sought less liquidity that the Fed was willing to offer.
Wednesday's operation by the Fed is part of an effort to help tame volatility in short-term rate markets with temporary and permanent injections of liquidity. Fed repo interventions take in Treasury and mortgage securities from eligible banks in what is effectively a loan of central bank cash, collateralized by dealer-owned bonds.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
October 23, 2019 09:40 ET (13:40 GMT)
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