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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fed Expands TALF to $1 Trillion

by Calculated Risk on 2/10/2009 11:25:00 AM

From the Federal Reserve:

The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced that it is prepared to undertake a substantial expansion of the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF). The expansion could increase the size of the TALF to as much as $1 trillion and could broaden the eligible collateral to encompass other types of newly issued AAA-rated asset-backed securities, such as commercial mortgage-backed securities, private-label residential mortgage-backed securities, and other asset-backed securities. An expansion of the TALF would be supported by the provision by the Treasury of additional funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
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Here is the new Treasury website. Geithner says this site will help provide much better transparency.

Here is a Financial Stability Plan Fact Sheet on the new plan (update: now available).

This was just a broad outline of a plan - not a specific plan.