Transcripts of the monetary policymaking body of the Federal Reserve from 2002–2008.

The purpose of this facility is not to give investors profits. The purpose of this facility is to address the fact that lending spreads on AAA-rated securities are extremely wide right now and the securitization market is closed. The idea is that, if you offer more- attractive terms than those available in the market, the demand for these securities will increase, issuers will be able to sell these securities at better prices and lower spreads, and the consequences of that will be lower lending rates and improved credit availability to households. The goal at the end of the day is not to do anything for investors. The goal is to harness investors’ profit motivation to drive down spreads in the AAA market.

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