- U.S. FedRes Reverse Repo Volume Hits Record $813.57 Billion
by Karen Pierog Editing by Chris Reese, https://www.reuters.com/
June 23 (Reuters) – Volume in the U.S. Federal Reserve’s reverse repurchase operation reached a record $813.573 billion on Wednesday as financial institutions continued to pour cash into the overnight facility. The daily operation, which included 73 bidders, was up from $791.6 billion on Tuesday.
While volume has been building since March, it grew further after the Fed last week raised the rate it pays on reverse repurchase agreements to 0.05% from 0% as part of technical adjustments to keep the benchmark effective fed funds rate from falling too low.