Agency MBS Transaction Summary

On September 13, 2012, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) directed the Open Market Trading Desk (the Desk) at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to begin purchasing additional agency MBS at a pace of $40 billion per month. The FOMC also directed the Desk to maintain its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from the Federal Reserve's holdings of agency debt and agency MBS in agency MBS. The FOMC noted that these actions should put downward pressure on longer-term interest rates, support mortgage markets, and help to make broader financial conditions more accommodative.

Gross purchases from June 6 through June 12: $17,000 million
Sales (dollar rolls) from June 6 through June 12: $800 million
Net purchases from June 6 through June 12: $16,200 million

All amounts reflect current face

Purchases summarize all trades executed during the indicated period including purchases associated with dollar rolls.

Transactions ($ million)
Settlement Month
30 Year
3 July 2,100 3,600 300 1,550
3.5 July 1,650 2,650 150 1,300
15 Year
2.5 July 1,100 1,600 0 0
3 July 550 450 0 0
Total 5,400 8,300 450 2,850
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