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Repo

An agreement in which one party sells a security to another party and agrees to repurchase it on a specified date for a specified price. See: Repurchase agreement.

Repo

A practice in which a bank or other financial institution buys securities with the proviso that the seller must repurchase the same securities for an agreed-upon price on a certain day. Investors and financial institutions do this in order to raise short-term capital. A repo is also called a repurchase agreement or an overnight repo.

repo

repo

Slang for repossess.

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While certain market developments, such as increasing G-SIB repo volumes following the expansion of cleared repo, may provide the Fed with an easy exit from the RRP, there was near unanimity across the firms we interviewed that conditions will demand its prolonged existence.
While regulation will continue to shape the evolution of the markets, Christopher Pullano, Partner at PwC, says that a focus on collateral management and cleared repo is expected to be at the forefront of change, helping markets and clients alleviate pressures from risk, regulation, and operational burdens.
When Fed holdings declined or held steady, there was a rise in the volume of agency securities in the tri-party repo market.
After that, we see a clear upward trend in the Fed's holdings of these securities, coinciding with the decline in the tri-party repo volumes.
NO SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER RISK OF FINANCIAL IMBALANCES WITH A LOWER REPO RATE
A repo is the sale of a security, or a portfolio of securities, combined with an agreement to repurchase the security or portfolio on a specified future date at a prearranged price.
The result is that the economy gets too much overnight repo, and the rest of us pay a price for it, because favoring such short-term debt means that more financial firms like Bear, Lehman, and MF Global fail.
The volume of repo transactions in the United States is large.
A repo typically accompanies a transfer of financial assets when the transferor wants to maintain ownership of the assets in the long term but needs cash to use in the short term.
A statement released by the Central Bank said auctions would take place every Friday for one month from June 19, in addition to its existing one-week repos, as a means of meeting liquidity needs.
The focus of this article is the repo market, especially the role the market plays in the financing and hedging activities of primary dealers.
Even though a government bond is involved in the operation, ultimately it is the central bank that is legally responsible for the repo contracts.