Posts tagged 'FX Swaps'

All about the eurodollars

Whilst everyone was focused on the ECB on Thursday…

… the Fed pulled this little snippet out of its bag:

As part of the continuing program of operational testing of its policy tools, the Federal Reserve plans to conduct a series of eight consecutive seven-day term deposit operations through its Term Deposit Facility (TDF) beginning in October.

Okay, the Fed has tested term deposits before, so it’s not that mind blowing an announcement in and of itself. The significance, if any, is that it’s subtle confirmation that both reverse repos and TDs will be used in the Fed’s unwind process. The maximum award has also been increased to $20bn. Read more

A negative euro lending rate and year-end funding pressure

If you have euros and want to borrow dollars against them… at the moment, it’s going to cost you.

But… if you happen to have dollars and want to borrow euros against them… you will be paid to do the deal instead. Read more