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June 2021 – 3 in 3

This month, Jason Weaver discusses the tools of the federal reserve, world interest rates and components of the bond index.



Tools of the Federal Reserve

There are many tools that the Federal Reserve uses, but four of the most common are:

Open Market Operations

Buying & Selling Government Securities

Discount Rate

Interest rate charged by Fed to banks on ST loans

Reserve Requirements

Portions of deposits that banks must maintain in their vault

Overnight Reverse Repurchase Agreements

Fed sells a security to an eligible counterparty and simultaneously agrees to buy the security back the next day

Currently being used to help keep the federal funds rate in the target range established by the FOMC


World Interest Rates

Global interest rates remain historically low as economies reopen

Of advanced economies, the US has the highest rate, but has been rangebound for several months

Global central banks will continue monitoring inflation, growth, and
spread of new COVID variants as they determine policy shifts



Components of the Bond Index

The “AGG” is a broad-based benchmark that measures the US Investment Grade, fixed-rate taxable bond market.

Meant to simulate the universe of bonds in the market


– Treasuries
– Government-related and corporate securities

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