Open Market Operations

The Federal Reserve's Open Market Operations

As recently many questions have arisen as to the involvement of the Federal Reserve in bond (and other) markets, I present the data provided by the Federal Reserve of New York regarding the Fed's Open Market Operations. The charts below summarize the individual (single-serving if you will) and cumulative purchases across both Treasuries and Agencies. In a nutshell, for 2009, the Fed has purchased $131 billion Treasuries and $63.8 billion Agencies.