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Fed Funds Prints 2.25%, Breaching Target Range, As IOER Spread Explodes

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Fed Funds Prints 2.25%, Breaching Target Range, As IOER Spread Explodes With the Fed's repo operation oversubscribed for the second day in a row, as BN in liquidity requests remained unfulfilled by the BN operation, it is perhaps not a surprise that as the funding shortage persists, today's effective fed funds rate printed at 2.25%, ...

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Fed Funds Prints 2.25%, Breaching Target Range, As IOER Spread Explodes

With the Fed's repo operation oversubscribed for the second day in a row, as $9BN in liquidity requests remained unfulfilled by the $75BN operation, it is perhaps not a surprise that as the funding shortage persists, today's effective fed funds rate printed at 2.25%, which while down from 2.30% yesterday, was for the second day in a row above the top end of the range, in this case by 25bps above the top of the Fed's new rate corridor of 1.75% - 2.00% (when accounting for yesterday's 25bps rate cut).

Fed Funds Prints 2.25%, Breaching Target Range, As IOER Spread Explodes

Furthermore, now that the Fed's Interest on Excess Reserves was cut by 30bps on Wednesday to 1.80%, it means that the effective Fed Funds rate is now a record 45bps above the IOER.

Fed Funds Prints 2.25%, Breaching Target Range, As IOER Spread Explodes

As a reminder, EFF should trade inside of, or at worst, on top of the IOER rate, confirming once again that the Fed's attempts to normalize the market plumbing are failing as the market demands a far more aggressive reserve injection, one in the form of POMO (i.e. QE).

Tyler Durden Thu, 09/19/2019 - 09:17
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