ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Oct 2020

In October 2020, the Federal Reserve purchased Comcast Corp corporate bonds as part of the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) scheme.

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SOURCE

The Federal Reserve, Monetary Policy Tools, "Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility".
https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/smccf.htm

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, "Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility".
https://www.newyorkfed.org/markets/secondary-market-corporate-credit-facility

Inception date: 08 Oct 2020 | Removal date: open ended

State loan

On 08 October 2020, the Federal Reserve announced the purchase of USD 23 million worth of Comcast Corp corporate bonds over the past month. The operation is part of the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility scheme (SMCCF). The new total value of the transction was USD 59 million.

Prior to this action, the total value of bonds purchased from this company by the Federal Reserve was USD 36 million.

The SMCCF is considered as a special purpose vehicle (SPV), whose aim is to support market liquidity by purchasing U.S. eligible assets. The scheme was launched in March 2020 with a total of USD 25 billion.

Notably, the program was launched as part of the economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Update:

Between 08 October 2020 and 13 July 2021, the Federal Reserve purchased new corporate bonds from Comcast Corp. The total value of the transactions was USD 7 million.

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