November 07, 2012
NY Fed: Federal Reserve Liquidity Facilities Gross $22 Billion for U.S. Taxpayers
"During the 2007-09 crisis, the Federal Reserve took many measures to mitigate disruptions in financial markets, including the introduction or expansion of liquidity facilities. Many studies have found that the Fedís lending via the facilities helped stabilize financial markets. In addition, because the Fedís loans were well collateralized and generally priced at a premium to the cost of funds, they had another, less widely noted benefit: they made money for U.S. taxpayers. In this post, I bring information together from various sources and time periods to show that the facilities generated $21.7 billion in interest and fee income."
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