Here's what you need to know about the Fed, interest rates, money creation, and the economy this week:
Latest data: May 5th 2023
TLDR: Last week, the Fed trimmed $18bn net from its Treasury security holdings and trimmed $9bn net from its mortgage-backed security (MBS) holdings. The total amount of Reserve Bank credit shrank by $35bn net.
- The 10-year Treasury yield fell by 5bp to 3.38%
- The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose by 4bp to 6.43%
- The market expects the federal funds rate to peak between 5–5.25%
The Federal Reserve buys and sells securities and sets interest rates. It targets borrowing costs, money creation, price stability, and productivity.
The Federal Reserve buys and sells securities
And sets interest rates
It targets borrowing costs
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