Fed Reveals Bond Purchases Including AT&T, UnitedHealth, Walmart

a view from the window of a building: The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The Trump administration is backing sending direct payments of $1,000 or more to Americans within two weeks as part of an $850 billion plan to blunt some of the economic impact of the widening coronavirus outbreak.

The Federal Reserve bought bonds issued by companies including AT&T Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Walmart Inc. as part of its emergency lending program set up in response to the pandemic, according to new disclosures.

On June 16, the U.S. central bank began purchasing securities of individual issuers as part of a broad index it created to include companies that were eligible for the program.

The disclosures, posted Sunday, showed that of the $207 million of purchases made on the first day of buying, about 21% were of debt issued by firms in the consumer non-cyclical sector, while 15% were of consumer cyclical debt and 10% were of technology debt. Issues rated below investment grade comprised 3.6% of the securities acquired.

In a separate disclosure, the New York Fed released the composition of the broad index the central bank is using to conduct the purchases. Fed officials have said the goal of the buying is to maintain liquidity in the market for corporate debt, so that issuers are able to access capital despite the deep economic downturn created by the pandemic. The index is comprised of almost 800 issuers.

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2 Responses to Fed Reveals Bond Purchases Including AT&T, UnitedHealth, Walmart

  1. Gryphon says:

    The (not) federal (no) reserve “Bank” is a Foreign-Based (Basel, Switzerland) criminal fraud ‘corporation’ (dead body) that is Owned and Controlled by ‘god’s chosen people(tm) and it is the Parasite on the back of the Republic. Until that Parasite is Ripped Out and Crushed like a Tick, We the People will continue to be Debt Slaves to them.

  2. animal_lover says:

    They are using this to move everyone to a cashless society. I just took a road trip to Florida, and when I stopped at a Circle K to get gas, there was a sign that said something about they could not accept any cash because the Federal Reserve had shortages.

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