By the end of March, the Federal Reserve is set to end its mortgage-backed securities purchase program. This program was created to help alleviate the credit crunch for residential mortgages during the financial crisis. It has worked pretty well. Once the program ends next month the Fed will have approximately $1.25 trillion in MBS on its balance sheet. The Wall Street Journal’s Real Time Economics blog reports that St. Louis Fed President James Bullard favors beginning to sell this MBS soon. [The Atlantic’s] question for him would be: to whom?
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