The cash paid at the first sale of securities and the money paid at the time of redemption depend on the value and nature of the collateral that participate in the repo. In the case of a loan, for example, both values must take into account the own price and the value of the interest accrued on the loan. As part of a repo agreement, the Federal Reserve (Fed) buys U.S. Treasury bonds, securities from U.S. authorities or mortgage securities from a primary trader who agrees to buy them back generally within one to seven days. An inverted repo is the opposite. Therefore, the Fed describes these transactions from the counterparty`s perspective and not from its own perspective. In July 2019, the FOMC announced that it would complete this reduction in its holdings of securities two months earlier than previously reported. In addition, the FOMC intends to further reduce its outstanding agency debt and agency MBS, in line with the objective of holding mainly long-term government bonds.
Starting in August 2019, the main payments received per mbs and the agency`s debts will be reinvested in government bonds, with a maximum amount of $20 billion per month. All capital payments exceeding this limit will continue to be reinvested in the MBS agency. For more information on the balance sheet standardization program, see www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/policy-normalization.htm. Deposits with a given maturity date (usually the next day or week) are long-term retirement operations. A trader sells securities to a counterparty with the agreement that he buys them back at a higher price at a given time. . . .