Matched Sale Purchase Transactions

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Matched Sale Purchase Transactions

Transcations in which the Federal Reserve sells a government security to a dealer or a foregin central bank and agrees to buy back the security to a dealer or a foreign central bank and agrees to buy back the security on a specified date (usually within seven days) at eh same price (the reverse of a repurchase agreement). Such transaction allow the Federal Reserve to temporarily absorb excess reserves from the banking system, limiting the ability of banks to make new loans and investments.
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Matched Sale Purchase Transactions

A practice in which the Federal Reserve sells government securities with the proviso that it will buy back these same securities from the same party at the same price, usually within a week or two. This is a way for the Federal Reserve to tighten the money supply temporarily. It is a type of reverse repurchase agreement.
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