FED ASSET BUYING

May 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Posted in Economics, Financial, Research, USA | Leave a comment

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FRBSF Economic Letter:

Fed Asset Buying and Private Borrowing Rates

FRBSF Economic Research publicweb@sf.frb.org

“FRBSF Economic Research”

Mon, 21 May 2012

FRBSF Economic Letter 2012-16 has been posted
on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Web site

Fed Asset Buying and Private Borrowing Rates
by Michael D. Bauer

Past rounds of large-scale asset purchases by the Federal Reserve have lowered yields not only on the targeted securities, but also on various private borrowing rates. In particular, yields on corporate bonds and primary mortgage rates decreased in response to Fed asset purchase announcements. Notably, however, the link between rates on mortgage-backed securities and actual mortgage rates has weakened in the wake of the financial crisis.

Read the full article at:
http://www.frbsf.org/publications/economics/letter/2012/el2012-16.html?utm_source=mailchimp-icon&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=economic-letter-2012-05-21.html

FRBSF Economic Letter:

Fed Asset Buying and Private Borrowing Rates

FRBSF Economic Research publicweb@sf.frb.org

“FRBSF Economic Research”

Mon, 21 May 2012

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