22% of All Treasury Securities Are Owned by the FED

by Eseandre Mordi

The Federal Reserve has taken over one-fifth of the securities on the market since launching its Treasury securities buyback program.

 

FED’s Market Support

Since March, the Fed has raised the market to sustain money flows and ensure stability through a national recovery and the coronavirus pandemic. Even with unexpected spending in relief spending, sales in approximately 80 billion Treasuries a month have kept rates down and contributed to a flow of new debt on the market.

FED’s Holdings Record

The CARES Act of $2.2 trillion and additional stimulus initiatives against the pandemic recession were launched during the entire year as public debt grew. Today it is over 26 billion dollars, up from 23 trillion dollars previous to the US shooting by COVID-19.

This has resulted in the fed now owning 22% of all market-traded Treasury securities, a new record. This is also 20% higher than in 2014.

Fed now owns 22% of all marketable Treasury securities, a new record & up from peak of 20% in 2014 … in September 2019, share was just 13%, smallest since 2011Liz Ann Sonders @LizAnnSonders