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 $44 billion in Treasury securities over the month of May. This amount is approximately $1 billion less than the stated pace of $45 billion per month, given that purchases conducted in April exceeded the target by approximately $1 billion.


Purchase Operations
Operation Date1
Settlement Date
Operation Type
Maturity Range
Expected Purchase Size
Thu, May 02, 2013 Fri, May 03, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 02/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Mon, May 06, 2013 Tue, May 07, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 05/15/2020 - 02/15/2023 $2.75 - $3.50 billion
Tue, May 07, 2013 Wed, May 08, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 02/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Wed, May 08, 2013 Thu, May 09, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2019 - 04/30/2020 $3.00 - $3.75 billion
Thu, May 09, 2013 Fri, May 10, 2013 Outright TIPS Purchases 07/15/2017 - 02/15/2043 $1.00 - $1.50 billion
Fri, May 10, 2013 Mon, May 13, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 02/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Tue, May 14, 2013 Wed, May 15, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 05/15/2020 - 02/15/2023 $2.75 - $3.50 billion
Wed, May 15, 2013 Thu, May 16, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 08/15/2023 - 02/15/2031 $0.75 - $1.00 billion
Thu, May 16, 2013 Fri, May 17, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 05/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Fri, May 17, 2013 Mon, May 20, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/28/2018 - 02/15/2019 $4.75 - $5.75 billion
Mon, May 20, 2013 Tue, May 21, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 05/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Tue, May 21, 2013 Wed, May 22, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 08/15/2020 - 05/15/2023 $2.75 - $3.50 billion
Wed, May 22, 2013 Thu, May 23, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 05/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Thu, May 23, 2013 Fri, May 24, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/28/2019 - 05/15/2020 $3.00 - $3.75 billion
Tue, May 28, 2013 Wed, May 29, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 05/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Wed, May 29, 2013 Thu, May 30, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 08/15/2020 - 05/15/2023 $2.75 - $3.50 billion
Thu, May 30, 2013 Fri, May 31, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 02/15/2036 - 05/15/2043 $1.25 - $1.75 billion
Fri, May 31, 2013 Mon, Jun 03, 2013 Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases 05/31/2017 - 02/28/2018 $4.25 - $5.25 billion

The next release of the tentative outright Treasury operation schedule will be at 3 p.m. on May 31, 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.