Reinvestments of Principal Payments on Agency Securities into Agency MBS

On September 21, 2011, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) directed the Open Market Trading Desk (the Desk) at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to reinvest principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS in agency MBS in order to help support conditions in mortgage markets and contribute to a stronger economic recovery.

Gross purchases from July 19 through July 25: $6,500 million
Sales (dollar rolls) from July 19 through July 25: $0 million
Net purchases from July 19 through July 25: $6,500 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 September 1,000 1,950 100 350
3.5 August 700 1,450 0 0
3.5 September 0 0 100 300
15 Year 2.5 September 200 350 0 0
Total 1,900 3,750 200 650
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