Fed to start buying $60B of treasury bills a month from Oct. 15

THE FEDERAL RESERVE announced it will begin buying $60 billion of Treasury bills per month to improve its control over the benchmark interest rate. The purchasing of bills sis expected to continue until at least the second quarter of 2020. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
THE FEDERAL RESERVE announced it will begin buying $60 billion of Treasury bills per month to improve its control over the benchmark interest rate. The purchasing of bills sis expected to continue until at least the second quarter of 2020. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve said it will begin buying $60 billion of Treasury bills per month to improve its control over the benchmark interest rate it uses to guide monetary policy after turmoil rocked money markets in September. The central bank, in a statement Friday, stressed that “these actions are purely technical measures to support the…

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