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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fed MBS Purchases: 90% Complete

by Calculated Risk on 1/10/2010 06:28:00 PM

Note: Here is a weekly summary and look ahead.

The Hartford Courant quoted Boston Fed President Eric S. Rosengren as saying he expects mortgage rates to rise 50 to 75 bps when the Fed MBS purchase program ends.

And that is an excuse to update the status of the program. From the Atlanta Fed weekly Financial Highlights:

Fed MBS PurchasesClick on graph for larger image.

From the Atlanta Fed:

[T]he agency-backed MBS purchase program is ... on
schedule, with more than $1.1 trillion purchased by year-end.

  • The Fed purchased a net total of $9.3 billion of agency-backed MBS through the week of December 30. This brings its total purchases up to $1.115 trillion, and by the end of the first quarter 2010 the Fed will purchase $1.25 trillion (thus, it is 89% complete).
  • The Fed purchased an additional $12 billion net in MBS over the last week, bringing the total to $1.127 trillion or just over 90% complete.