TITLE

Zero Yield on Treasurys Helps HY… Eventually

AUTHOR(S)
Sheahan, Matthew
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
High Yield Report;8/15/2011, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the decision of the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep interest rates low until 2003. On August 9, 2011, the Federal Open Market Committee announced that basic interest rates, the federal funds rate, will be kept between zero and 0.25 percent until mid-2013, and maintain the policy of reinvestment of principal payments from securities holdings. According to Axel Merk, president and chief investment officer (CIO) at Merk Investments, the decision lowered the yield curve.
ACCESSION #
66187574

 

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