- Federal Reserve has announced its intention to purchase individual corporate bonds.
- U.S. national debt has crossed $26 trillion for the first time.
The Federal Reserve has announced its intention to buy individual corporate bonds under the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) program.
The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced updates to the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF), which will begin buying a broad and diversified portfolio of corporate bonds to support market liquidity and the availability of credit for large employers.Federal Reserve
Per the announcement, buying corporate bonds will help market liquidity and credit for large companies. As reported earlier by The Crypto Associate, the Federal Reserve will continue asset purchasing in order to support the economy amid the pandemic.
Debt on the Rise
While corporate bond purchases may help prop markets, U.S. National debt has been soaring to new highs. With the national debt soaring past $26 trillion for the first time, concerns over the country’s ability to sustain it arise.
Furthermore, the Federal Reserve balance sheet is also reaching new highs as quantitive easing amid the pandemic continues. The balance sheet has recently crossed the $7 trillion mark.
Quantitative easing (QE) is a type of monetary policy by which central banks purchase assets from the open market. Through QE, governments are injecting money into the economy with hopes of economic stimulation. As reported earlier by The Crypto Associate, the Federal Reserve will continue asset purchases and keep interest rates near-zero.
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