Twist didn't expand the Fed's investment portfolio, it just reshuffled the holdings. But the Fed has run out of short-term securities to sell. So to maintain its pace of long-term Treasury purchases and to keep long-term rates low, it must spend more and increase its portfolio.The Fed's portfolio totals nearly $2.9 trillion â¿¿ more than three times its size before the 2008 financial crisis.
Fed To Spend $45B To Sustain Bond Purchases
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