‘This is not QE or QT. This is none of those.’ Why the U.S. Treasury is exploring debt buybacks

On Friday, the U.S. Treasury Department said that it will begin discussions with major dealers in late October about the possibility of starting to buy back some of its older debt in order to prevent market instability.

If implemented, the idea would be a turning point for the nearly $22.6 trillion U.S. government debt market, the largest in the world, by giving the Treasury a new instrument to help with market liquidity, an increasing cause of worry.

 The volatility spiked as central banks across the world attempted to combat skyrocketing inflation by eliminating the easy monetary policies that had been in place for the most of the previous decade.

The suggestion was made in response to the Bank of England being compelled to intervene with an emergency programme to buy its government debt on the short term

U.K. pension funds more time to unwind bad bets.

According to some, "fundamental changes" in the labour market and demography, as well as trends like deglobalization and underinvestment 


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