Fed Officials All Backed Bond-Buying Pace, December Minutes Show

Bloomberg, Jan. 6, 2021–Steve Matthews
Federal Reserve officials unanimously backed holding the pace of asset purchases steady when they met last month.
“All participants judged that it would be appropriate to continue those purchases at least at the current pace, and nearly all favored maintaining the current composition of purchases,” according to minutes of their Dec. 15-16 meeting published Wednesday. “A couple of participants indicated that they were open to weighting purchases of Treasury securities toward longer maturities.”