Tentative Outright Treasury Operation Schedule

The Desk's tentative operation schedules associated with outright purchases and sales of Treasury securities as announced by the FOMC.


Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $44 billion and sell approximately $43 billion in Treasury securities over the month of March.



purchase operations
Operation Date1 Settlement Date Operation Type Maturity
Range
Expected Purchase Size
March 2, 2012 March 5, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

02/15/2036 – 02/15/2042

$1.75 - $2.25 billion

March 6, 2012 March 7, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

03/31/2018 – 02/15/2020

$3.50 - $4.25 billion

March 7, 2012 March 8, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

02/15/2036 – 02/15/2042

$1.75 - $2.25 billion

March 8, 2012 March 9, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

05/15/2020 – 02/15/2022

$4.50 - $5.25 billion

March 12, 2012 March 13, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

02/15/2036 – 02/15/2042

$1.75 - $2.25 billion

March 14, 2012 March 15, 2012

Outright TIPS Purchases

07/15/2018 – 02/15/2042

$1.00 - $1.50 billion

March 15, 2012 March 16, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

03/31/2018 – 02/15/2020

$3.50 - $4.25 billion

March 19, 2012 March 20, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

05/15/2020 – 02/15/2022

$4.50 - $5.25 billion

March 20, 2012 March 21, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

02/15/2036 – 02/15/2042

$1.75 - $2.25 billion

March 21, 2012 March 22, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

03/31/2018 – 02/15/2020

$3.50 - $4.25 billion

March 22, 2012 March 23, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

08/15/2022 – 02/15/2031

$1.75 - $2.25 billion

March 23, 2012 March 26, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

02/15/2036 – 02/15/2042

$1.75 - $2.25 billion

March 27, 2012 March 28, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

02/15/2036 – 02/15/2042

$1.75 - $2.25 billion

March 28, 2012 March 29, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

05/15/2020 – 02/15/2022

$4.50 - $5.25 billion

March 30, 2012 April 2, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases

02/15/2036 – 02/15/2042

$1.75 - $2.25 billion



sale operations
Operation Date1 Settlement Date Operation Type Maturity
Range
Expected Sale Size

March 1, 2012

March 2, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Sales

06/15/2012 – 01/31/2013

$8.00 - $8.75 billion

March 5, 2012

March 6, 2012

Outright TIPS Sales

07/15/2012 – 01/15/2015

$1.00 - $1.50 billion

March 9, 2012

March 12, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Sales

08/15/2013 – 01/31/2014

$8.00 - $8.75 billion

March 16, 2012

March 19, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Sales

02/15/2014 – 05/31/2014

$8.00 - $8.75 billion

March 26, 2012

March 27, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Sales

02/15/2013 – 07/31/2013

$8.00 - $8.75 billion

March 29, 2012

March 30, 2012

Outright Treasury Coupon Sales

06/15/2014 – 03/15/2015

$8.00 - $8.75 billion


The next release of the approximate purchase and sale amounts and tentative outright Treasury operation schedule will be at 2 p.m. on March 30, 2012. At that time, the Desk will also publish information on transaction prices 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.



Date Schedule
March 2- March 30, 2012

Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $44 billion and sell approximately $43 billion in Treasury securities over the month of March.

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February 1- February 29, 2012

Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $45 billion and sell approximately $43 billion in Treasury securities over the month of February.

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January 6- January 31, 2012

Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $45 billion and sell approximately $44 billion in Treasury securities over the month of January.

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December 2 - December 23, 2011

Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $45 billion and sell approximately $52 billion in Treasury securities over the month of December. Of note, the sale amount of $52 billion includes approximately $8 billion from a rescheduled sale operation in November.

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November 3 - November 30, 2011

Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $45 billion and sell approximately $43 billion in Treasury securities over the month of November.

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October 3 - October 28, 2011

Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $44 billion and sell approximately $44 billion in Treasury securities over the month of October.

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September 15 - October 12, 2011

Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $16 billion*. This represents purchases associated with principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-September and mid-October.

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August 16 - September 9, 2011

Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $14 billion. This represents purchases associated with principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-August and mid-September.

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July 15 - August 8, 2011

Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $14 billion. This represents purchases associated with principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-July and mid-August.

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June 13 - July 11, 2011

Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $62 billion. This represents $50 billion in purchases of the announced $600 billion purchase program, which will be completed by the end of June, and $12 billion in purchases associated with principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-June and mid-July. As always, this schedule is subject to change should the FOMC choose to alter its directive to the Desk during the monthly period.

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May 12 - June 10, 2011

Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $93 billion. This represents $80 billion in purchases of the announced $600 billion purchase program and $13 billion in purchases associated with principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-May and mid-June.

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Apr 13 - May 11, 2011

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.

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Mar 14 - Apr 11, 2011 Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $102 billion. This represents $80 billion in purchases of the announced $600 billion purchase program and $22 billion in purchases associated with principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-March and mid-April.

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Feb 11 - Mar 9, 2011 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-February and mid-March.

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Jan 13 - Feb 9, 2011 Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $112 billion. This represents $80 billion in purchases of the announced $600 billion purchase program and $32 billion in purchases associated with principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-January and mid-February.

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Dec 13, 2010 - Jan 11, 2011 Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $105 billion. This represents $75 billion in purchases of the announced $600 billion purchase program and $30 billion in purchases associated with principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-December and mid-January.

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Nov 12 - Dec 9, 2010 Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $105 billion. This represents $75 billion in purchases of the announced $600 billion purchase program and $30 billion of principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-November and mid-December.

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Oct 15 - Nov 8, 2010 Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $32 billion. This is the amount of principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-October and mid-November.

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Sep 15 - Oct 6, 2010 Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $27 billion. This is the amount of principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-September and mid-October.

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Aug 17 - Sep 13, 2010 Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $18 billion. This is the amount of principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-August and mid-September, adjusted for prior SOMA agency MBS purchases that have been allocated since August 4.

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