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Friday, March 26, 2010

Correction: Fed MBS Program: $6.075 Billion to go

by Calculated Risk on 3/26/2010 09:10:00 AM

For the MBS countdown I've been using the Atlanta Fed numbers and there was some rounding involved. Instead of $2 billion more to go, the Fed will buy $6.075 billion in MBS over the final week.

The program ends in a few days, and Adam Quinones at Mortgage News Daily was kind of enough to send me his spreadsheet (thanks!). Here is his story: Fed's MBS Purchase Program: One Week To Go

Since the inception of the program in January 2009, the Fed has spent $1.244 trillion in the agency MBS market, or 99.5 percent of the allocated $1.25 trillion, which is scheduled to run out next Wednesday. With one week left in the program, there is now only $6.1 billion in funding remaining.