Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $18 billion. This is the amount of principal payments from agency debt and agency MBS expected to be received between mid-August and mid-September, adjusted for prior SOMA agency MBS purchases that have been allocated since August 4.
The next release of the approximate purchase amount and tentative outright Treasury operation schedule will be at 2 p.m. on September 13, 2010.
______________________________ 1Operations are tentatively scheduled to begin around 10:15 AM and close at 11:00 AM. 2Nominal coupon operations are specified as “Outright Treasury Coupon Purchase” and TIPS operations are specified as “Outright TIPS Purchase”