Open-Market Operations

Business / Taxes / Open-Market Operations: Open-market operations allow the Fed to implement its monetary policy and regulate the money supply. The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) regularly instructs the securities desk of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to buy or sell government securities as part of the process of increasing or decreasing the cash available for lending.

Open-Market Purchase Operation

Business / Finance / Open-Market Purchase Operation: A systematic program of repurchasing shares of stock in market transactions at current market prices, in competition with other prospective investors. MORE

Open-Market Operations

Business / Real Estate / Open-Market Operations: The buying and selling of government securities by the Federal Reserve to control the amount of money in circulation. MORE

Open-Market Rates

Business / Finance / Open-Market Rates: Interest rates that are determined in the open market by supply and demand, as opposed to being set by the Federal Reserve Board. MORE

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