Federal Reserve

Apr 1, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fed Ends Purchases of GSE Mortgage-Backed Securities

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve ended its purchases of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) from the government-sponsored enterprises (GSE), including...
Mar 10, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fed Begins Making Reverse Repurchase Agreements

This week, the New York Federal Reserve announced the beginning of a new Reverse Repurchase Agreement Program to reduce some of the liquidity in...
Mar 3, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fed Purchases of Fannie/Freddie Assets Pass $1 Trillion Mark

For the first time since it began purchasing mortgage-backed securities, the Fed's holdings of federal agency MBS's passed the $1 trillion mark last...

‘Line’ Items: Tax Reform, the Fed, and Congress Back to Work

Commission Commencement – President Obama signed Thursday the Executive Order officially creating the National Commission on Fiscal...
Feb 16, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fed Bank President: Don’t Knock on Fed’s Door to Solve Fiscal Problems

Thomas Hoenig, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, had strong words today for lawmakers who want the Fed to bail them out of the...
Feb 4, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

Expired Fed Lending Facilities

Earlier this week, four Fed lending facilities came to a close (see Fed release here), as previously announced, in light of improved conditions in...

Fed Earns Money, TARP Loses It

The Federal Reserve announced, this morning, that it will transfer $46.1 billion in FY2009 profits over to the Treasury, higher than the $31.7...

Fed Exit Strategy: Reverse Repos

How and when the Fed will unwind the massive amounts of liquidity it has provided to shore up the financial system and economy?  Will the Fed be...
Dec 4, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release

Bernanke on Fiscal Exit Strategy

On December 3rd, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke appeared before the Senate Banking Committee for the hearing on his nomination to a...

Beige Book Results

Today, the Fed released its latest Beige Book, with each Fed bank reporting on current economic conditions within its district. Reports from Fed...

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