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.


The Desk plans to purchase approximately $46 billion in Treasury securities over the month of August. This amount is $1 billion more than the stated pace of $45 billion per month, given that purchases conducted in July were approximately $1 billion less than the target.



Purchase Operations
Operation Date1
Settlement Date
Operation Type
Maturity Range
Expected Purchase Size
Thu, Aug 01, 2013 Fri, Aug 02, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 05/15/2019 - 07/31/2020 $3.00 - $4.00 billion
Mon, Aug 05, 2013 Tue, Aug 06, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 05/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Tue, Aug 06, 2013 Wed, Aug 07, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 05/15/2018 - 04/30/2019 $4.75 - $5.75 billion
Wed, Aug 07, 2013 Thu, Aug 08, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 05/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Thu, Aug 08, 2013 Fri, Aug 09, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 08/15/2020 - 05/15/2023 $2.75 - $3.50 billion
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 Tue, Aug 13, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 05/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 Wed, Aug 14, 2013 Outright TIPS Purchases 01/15/2018 - 02/15/2043 $1.00 - $1.50 billion
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 Thu, Aug 15, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 05/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 Fri, Aug 16, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 05/31/2019 - 08/15/2020 $3.00 - $4.00 billion
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 Mon, Aug 19, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 11/15/2020 - 08/15/2023 $2.75 - $3.50 billion
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 Tue, Aug 20, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 08/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 Wed, Aug 21, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 11/15/2024 - 02/15/2031 $0.75 - $1.00 billion
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 Fri, Aug 23, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 08/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 Mon, Aug 26, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 11/15/2020 - 08/15/2023 $2.75 - $3.50 billion
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 Tue, Aug 27, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 08/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 Wed, Aug 28, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 08/31/2017 - 05/15/2018 $4.25 - $5.25 billion
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 Thu, Aug 29, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 11/15/2020 - 08/15/2023 $2.75 - $3.50 billion
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 Fri, Aug 30, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 08/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion

The next release of the tentative outright Treasury operation schedule will be at 3 p.m. on August 30, 2013. At that time the Desk will 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.