Temporary Open Market Operations

To implement monetary policy, short-term repurchase and reverse repurchase agreements are used to temporarily affect the size of the Federal Reserve System's portfolio and influence day-to-day trading in the federal funds market.

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Temporary Open Market Operations for October 21, 2014
Last Updated: October 21, 2014 12:44 PM
Number of Operations Today: 1

See announcement from September 17, 2014.

The following operation has just been announced:

Note: This is a reverse repo operation.

Deal Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Delivery Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Maturity Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Type of Operation1: Reverse Repo
Auction Method: Fixed-Rate
Settlement: Same Day
Term of Operation2: 1 Day
Operation Close Time: 01:15 PM

1 Repo = Repurchase Agreement. Reverse RP = Reverse Repurchase Agreement. MSP = Matched Sale Purchase (replaced by Reverse RPs in December 2002).


2 Calendar day count (as opposed to business day count) between Delivery and Maturity dates. Repurchase Agreements may be anywhere from overnight to 65 business days.