Modelling Overnight RRP Participation
Abstract: We examine how market participants have used the Federal Reserve?s overnight reverse repurchase (ON RRP) exercise and how short-term interest rates have evolved between December 2013 and November 2014. We show that money market fund (MMF) participation is sensitive to the spread between market repo rates and the ON RRP offering rate as well as Treasury bill issuance, government sponsored enterprise (GSE) participation is more heavily driven by calendar effects, dealers tend to only participate when rate spreads are negative, and banks generally do not participate. We also find that the effect of the ON RRP on overnight interest rates is more significant in the collateralized market than the uncollateralized market.
File(s): File format is application/pdf http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/feds/2016/files/2016023pap.pdf
Part of Series: Finance and Economics Discussion Series
Publication Date: 2016-02
Pages: 25 pages