Saturday, 15 September 2012

Chart of the Day: Mortgage-Backed Securities held by the Fed

The Fed and Ben Bernanke announced Thursday that "the Committee agreed today to increase policy accommodation by purchasing additional agency mortgage-backed securities at a pace of $40 billion per month". Below is a chart created based on data from the Fed depicting the Mortgage-Backed Securities held outright by the Fed. As of 12 September the Fed currently hold USD 843.722 billion of these securities. This holding is now expected to increase by USD 40 billion (4.74% of the current value of MBSs held)  a month going forward (until the labour market improves substantially).


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