Fed Releases New POMO Schedule: To Monetize Only $97 Billion In Bonds Through May 11

Tyler Durden's picture

And now the one all the Fed frontrunners have been waiting for... (with a 40 minute NYU intern induced delay)

Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans
to purchase approximately $97 billion.  This represents
$80 billion in purchases of the announced $600 billion purchase program
and $17 billion in purchases associated with principal payments from
agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-April
and mid-May.

As we had expected, the QE Lite component ($17 billion) is plunging due to a substantial halt in MBS prepays with the Fed. Time to lower our estimate even further on how much the Fed will monetize simply from rolling maturities and MBS prepays.

Operation Date1 Settlement Date Operation Type2 Maturity
Range
Expected Purchase Size
April 13, 2011 April 14, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 10/15/2012-09/30/2013 $4 - $6 billion
April 14, 2011 April 15, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 05/15/2018-02/15/2021 $6 - $8 billion
April 15, 2011 April 18, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 04/30/2015-09/30/2016 $5 - $7 billion
April 18, 2011 April 19, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 08/15/2028-02/15/2041 $1.5 - $2.5 billion
April 19, 2011 April 20, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 10/31/2013-03/31/2015 $5 - $7 billion
April 20, 2011 April 21, 2011 Outright TIPS Purchase 04/15/2013-02/15/2041 $1 - $2 billion
April 25, 2011 April 26, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 10/31/2016-03/31/2018 $6 - $8 billion
April 26, 2011 April 27, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 05/15/2021-11/15/2027 $1.5 - $2.5 billion
April 28, 2011 April 29, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 04/30/2015-09/30/2016 $5 - $7 billion
April 29, 2011 May 2, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 10/31/2013-03/31/2015 $5 - $7 billion
May 2, 2011 May 3, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 05/15/2018-02/15/2021 $6 - $8 billion
May 3, 2011 May 4, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 11/15/2016-05/02/2018 $6 - $8 billion
May 4, 2011 May 5, 2011 Outright TIPS Purchase 04/15/2013-02/15/2041 $1 - $2 billion
May 5, 2011 May 6, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 08/15/2028-02/15/2041 $1.5 - $2.5 billion
May 6, 2011 May 9, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 11/15/2013-04/30/2015 $5 - $7 billion
May 9, 2011 May 10, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 05/15/2018-02/15/2021 $6 - $8 billion
May 10, 2011 May 11, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 05/15/2015-10/31/2016 $5 - $7 billion
May 11, 2011 May 12, 2011 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase 11/15/2016-05/02/2018 $6 - $8 billion