No sign yet Fed needs to change balance sheet plans

“Fed can still do repos to add liquidity if needed.”

The Federal Reserve (Fed) remains in strong control of short-term rates and there are no signs that the Fed needs to change its balance sheet plans, Roberto Perli, the New York Fed’s head of monetary policy implementation, said on Tuesday, per Reuters.

Key quotes


“Reverse repo facility works well, responsive to market conditions.”

Market reaction

“Standing repo, conventional repos can address stress quickly.”

“Fed rate control tools working well amid recent challenges.”

“All signs suggest reserves remain abundant.”

These comments failed to trigger a noticeable market reaction. As of writing, the US Dollar Index was down 0.06% on the day at 106.00.


“Unclear when reserves will grow scarce.”

“Federal funds rate remains influential in money markets.”

“Money market rates will signal when reserves growing scarce.”

“Confident Fed can effectively stop balance sheet drawdown smoothly.”