Federal funds market; a study by a Federal Reserve System committee.
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Published in Washington .
Written in English


  • Federal funds market (U.S.)

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Cover title. Bibliography: p. 110-111.

The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 111 p. diagrs., tables. ;
Number of Pages111
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Open LibraryOL21471712M

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  Commonly known as the Beige Book, this report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources.   The target amount of net free reserves was determined by the Committee's "feel of the market," as indicated by several short-term funding rates and volumes such as the federal funds rate, trading in the federal funds market, the Treasury bill rate, the Treasury bond rate, and Treasury debt issuance (Meltzer p. ). As noted in previous Financial Stability Reports, the financial system's vulnerability to funding risks had increased because of the renewed growth in prime MMFs during and as well as the increase in corporate debt held by long-term mutual funds since These developments, discussed in more detail later in this section, contributed to considerable funding strains in March.   The attached table and charts released on Wednesday summarize the economic projections and the target federal funds rate projections made by Federal Open Market Committee participants for the June meeting. The table will be incorporated into a summary of economic projections released with the minutes of the June meeting.

  4 For an example of such a survey of banks, see Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February Senior Financial Officer Survey. 5 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Balance Sheet Normalization Principles and Plans, Ma ; Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, FOMC Statement, J 1 Fed funds transactions are excluded from reservable liabilities pursuant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System’s Regulation D: Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions (12 CFR ), which provides a list of entities who may be sellers or lenders for purposes of excluding such transactions from reservable liabilities. The seven Fed governors, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and four of the presidents of the other regional Federal Reserve Banks constitute the: al Monetary Commission. of Governors. l Open Market Committee. l Reserve System. When the Federal Reserve System was first established, its founders intended the Fed to a. assist the Treasury in collecting taxes. b. be primarily responsible for government regulations. c. pursue an active monetary policy to stabilize the economy. d. provide protection against financial panics by acting as the lender of last resort.

  The purchases were undertaken by the Open Market Trading Desk (the Desk) at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, acting on instructions from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to make purchases “in the amounts needed to support [and subsequently sustain] the smooth functioning of [the Treasury and agency MBS] markets.”.   The Federal Reserve System 1. The Federal Reserve System The Central Bank of the United States 2. How It All Began Before the Federal Reserve was established, Congress attempted the idea of the First Bank of the United States in It was mainly run by private investors in an effort to support the Federal Government.   Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee. September 15–16, A joint meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee and the Board of Governors was held by videoconference on Tuesday, Septem , at a.m. and continued on Wednesday, Septem , at a.m. 1. PRESENT: Jerome H. Powell, Chair John C. Williams, Vice Chair. Transactions in the federal funds market enable depository institutions with reserve balances in excess of reserve requirements to lend reserves to institutions with reserve deficiencies. These loans are usually made for one day only, that is, "overnight". The interest rate at which these deals are done is called the federal funds rate.