The Desk's planned purchase amounts and schedules are shown below. Effective March 23, 2020, purchase plans are based on the FOMC directive to increase the SOMA holdings of Treasury securities in the amount needed to support the smooth functioning of the Treasury market. Details are outlined in a recent operating policy statement and FAQs.
Initially, the Desk plans to communicate its upcoming purchase plans for the next business day each afternoon at or around 4:30 pm; however, it plans to begin releasing a tentative schedule of operations on a regular basis soon thereafter.
Announcements with details on the day's operation will be posted to the Treasury Securities Operations page at the start of each operation; results will be posted there after the close of each operation. In addition, the Desk will publish historical operation results, including information on transaction prices in individual operations, at or around the end of the calendar month. Those results will include small value exercises when conducted.