Fed, repos, Treasury, Interest on excess reserves, standing repo facility,

"You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas.” –the Good Witch of the East, to Dorothy, in The Wizard of Oz. (This is the conclusion of a two-part essay. For Part 1 click here.) Equipped with some historical background, we can now consider ways in…

excess reserves, fed, fed balance sheet, repos, bank reserves

"The FOMC should forget about r* for the moment and focus on … the supermassive black hole at the center of global dollar funding markets."–Zoltan Poszar, 21 August, 2019. A few weeks ago, as part of its effort to prevent overnight rates from rising above the Fed's…

monetary base, money supply, Open Market Operations, repos, reverse repos

In previous installments of this primer I've tried to convince you, first, that monetary policy is ultimately about keeping the available quantity of money from differing substantially, if only temporarily, from the quantity demanded and, second, that doing this boils down in practice to having a money…