FX Swap Lines, From The Horse's Mouth

A month ago, the New York Fed came out with a paper discussing everything one needs to know about FX swap lines. We did not post it at the time, as we were somewhat confident a much more appropriate time to post would be just around the corner. Sure enough, the time has come. The below paper, written by Fed staffers, should provide the full picture (at least from the Fed's point of view) on what swap lines are, and how the Fed uses them every time the world needs to be bailed out.For our in-depth analysis of the mechanics of a global FX swap line based "bailout" posted previously, see here.

The Federal Reserve's Foreign Exchange Swap Lines