Fed blog recaps March Fed repo operations and results

The Federal Reserve’s Large-Scale Repo Program

The repo market faced extraordinary liquidity strains in March amid broader financial market volatility related to the coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty regarding the path of policy. The strains were particularly severe in the term repo market, in which borrowing and lending arrangements are for longer than one business day. In this post, we discuss the causes of the liquidity disruptions that arose in the repo market as well as the Federal Reserve’s actions to address those disruptions.

The full article is available at https://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2020/08/the-federal-reserves-large-scale-repo-program.html

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