Fed increases rate by a quarter percentage point

May 4, 2023


The Federal Reserve (Fed) has decided to implement the monetary policy stance announced by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) in its statement on May 3, 2023.

Effective May 4, 2023, the interest rate paid on reserve balances will increase to 5.15%, the primary credit rate will increase by a quarter percentage point to 5.25% and the Open Market Desk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will be directed by FOMC to execute transactions in the System Open Market Account that are necessary to maintain the Fed funds rate in a target range of 5% to 5.25%.

Additionally, the Desk will conduct standing overnight repurchase agreement operations with a minimum bid rate of 5.25% and an aggregate operation limit of $500 billion, and conduct standing overnight reverse repurchase agreement operations at an offering rate of 5.05% and with a per-counterparty limit of $160 billion per day.

The Desk will also engage in dollar roll and coupon swap transactions, reinvest principal payments received from the Federal Reserve’s holdings of agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) received monthly that exceed a cap of $35 billion per month into agency MBS (small variations from stated amounts will be facilitated where necessary for operational reasons), and roll over at auction the amount of principal payments from the Federal Reserve’s holdings of Treasury securities maturing in each calendar month in excess of a cap of $60 billion monthly.



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