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Volume 2014 - Number 35

September 19, 2014

FOMC, As Expected, Will End Reinvesting Into MBS Sometime After It Raises the Fed Funds Target Rate

The Federal Reserveís Open Market Committee this week met Wall Streetís expectations that it will continue to plow principal payments from its holdings of agency MBS back into agency MBS until sometime after the central bank decides to raise its federal funds target range. ďThe timing will depend on how economic and financial conditions and the economic outlook evolve,Ē said the FOMC after its two-day meeting concluded Wednesday afternoon. In the meantime, the Fedís tapering of its quantitative easing program will continue...

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