Tentative Outright Treasury Operation Schedule

The Desk's tentative operation schedules associated with outright purchases and sales of Treasury securities as announced by the FOMC.


The Desk plans to purchase approximately $45 billion in Treasury securities over the month of March.


Purchase Operations
Operation Date1
Settlement Date
Operation Type
Maturity Range
Expected Purchase Size
Friday, March 01, 2013 Monday, March 04, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 08/15/2023 - 02/15/2031 $0.75 - $1.00 billion
Monday, March 04, 2013 Tuesday, March 05, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 02/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 05/15/2020 - 02/15/2023 $2.75 - $3.50 billion
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Thursday, March 07, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 02/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Thursday, March 07, 2013 Friday, March 08, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 12/31/2018 - 02/29/2020 $3.00 - $3.75 billion
Monday, March 11, 2013 Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 02/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Outright TIPS Purchases 04/15/2017 - 02/15/2043 $1.00 - $1.50 billion
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Thursday, March 14, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 02/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Thursday, March 14, 2013 Friday, March 15, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 05/15/2020 - 02/15/2023 $2.75 - $3.50 billion
Friday, March 15, 2013 Monday, March 18, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 12/31/2017 - 11/30/2018 $4.75 - $5.75 billion
Monday, March 18, 2013 Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 02/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 05/15/2020 - 02/15/2023 $2.75 - $3.50 billion
Thursday, March 21, 2013 Friday, March 22, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 02/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Friday, March 22, 2013 Monday, March 25, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 12/31/2018 - 02/29/2020 $3.00 - $3.75 billion
Monday, March 25, 2013 Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 02/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 05/15/2020 - 02/15/2023 $2.75 - $3.50 billion
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Thursday, March 28, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 02/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Thursday, March 28, 2013 Monday, April 1, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 03/31/2017 - 11/30/2017 $4.25 - $5.25 billion

The next release of the tentative outright Treasury operation schedule will be at 1 p.m. on March 28, 2013. At that time the Desk will publish information on transaction prices for securities included in the operations listed above.

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1Operations are tentatively scheduled to begin around 10:15 AM and close at 11:00 AM unless noted otherwise.