Fed May Balance MBS With Treasury Holdings

28 Sep 2010

The Federal Reserve may have opted to reinvest in Treasuries rather than in mortgage-backed securities to bring balance to its portfolio, according to Michael Gapen, Barclays’ director of U.S. economics research.

The Federal Reserve may have opted to reinvest in Treasuries rather than in mortgage-backed securities to bring balance to its portfolio, according to Michael Gapen, Barclays’ director of U.S. economics research. Nearly 30% of the portfolio is invested in 30-year agency MBS, compared with 12% in long-term treasuries, ...

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