Fed Chairman Touting Term Auctions as Liquidity Helper

Sloan, Steven
January 2008
American Banker;1/11/2008, Vol. 173 Issue 8, p3
Trade Publication
The author reports that bank term loan auctions may become permanent. Ben Bernanke, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board chairman, discusses in the article ways in which the discount window has been hindered from assisting banks in increasing their liquidity. The benefits which the Federal Reserve reaped by selling money through term auction facilities in December 2007 are mentioned.


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