Tentative Outright Treasury Operation Schedule

Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $97 billion. This represents $80 billion in purchases of the announced $600 billion purchase program and $17 billion in purchases associated with principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-April and mid-May.

Operation Date1 Settlement Date Operation Type2 Maturity
Range
Expected Purchase Size
April 13, 2011 April 14, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 10/15/2012-09/30/2013 $4 - $6 billion
April 14, 2011 April 15, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 05/15/2018-02/15/2021 $6 - $8 billion
April 15, 2011 April 18, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 04/30/2015-09/30/2016 $5 - $7 billion
April 18, 2011 April 19, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 08/15/2028-02/15/2041 $1.5 - $2.5 billion
April 19, 2011 April 20, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 10/31/2013-03/31/2015 $5 - $7 billion
April 20, 2011 April 21, 2011 Outright TIPS Purchase 04/15/2013-02/15/2041 $1 - $2 billion
April 25, 2011 April 26, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 10/31/2016-03/31/2018 $6 - $8 billion
April 26, 2011 April 27, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 05/15/2021-11/15/2027 $1.5 - $2.5 billion
April 28, 2011 April 29, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 04/30/2015-09/30/2016 $5 - $7 billion
April 29, 2011 May 2, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 10/31/2013-03/31/2015 $5 - $7 billion
May 2, 2011 May 3, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 05/15/2018-02/15/2021 $6 - $8 billion
May 3, 2011 May 4, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 11/15/2016-05/02/2018 $6 - $8 billion
May 4, 2011 May 5, 2011 Outright TIPS Purchase 04/15/2013-02/15/2041 $1 - $2 billion
May 5, 2011 May 6, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 08/15/2028-02/15/2041 $1.5 - $2.5 billion
May 6, 2011 May 9, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 11/15/2013-04/30/2015 $5 - $7 billion
May 9, 2011 May 10, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 05/15/2018-02/15/2021 $6 - $8 billion
May 10, 2011 May 11, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 05/15/2015-10/31/2016 $5 - $7 billion
May 11, 2011 May 12, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 11/15/2016-05/02/2018 $6 - $8 billion


The next release of the approximate purchase amount and tentative outright Treasury operation schedule will be at 2 p.m. on May 11, 2011. At that time, the Desk will also publish information on prices paid for securities included in the operations listed above.

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1Operations are tentatively scheduled to begin around 10:15 AM and close at 11:00 AM unless noted otherwise.
2Nominal coupon operations are specified as “Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase” and TIPS operations are specified as “Outright TIPS Purchase”