repurchase agreement

re·​pur·​chase agreement | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈpər-chəs- How to pronounce repurchase agreement (audio) \

Definition of repurchase agreement

: a contract giving the seller of securities (such as treasury bills) the right to repurchase after a stated period and the buyer the right to retain interest earnings

Examples of repurchase agreement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Fed made a separate technical move to expand the limit per counterparty on what is known as an overnight reverse repurchase agreement. Telis Demos, WSJ, 20 Mar. 2021 In a reverse repurchase agreement, the buyer of a security agrees to sell it back at a later date. Paul Kiernan, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2020 On Wednesday, the bank also announced an extension of its temporary US dollar liquidity swap lines and the repurchase agreement facility for foreign central banks and international monetary authorities until March next year. Anneken Tappe, CNN, 29 July 2020 The People’s Bank of China injected a further $71.2 billion of liquidity through reverse repurchase agreements into the financial system Tuesday, adding to the $171 billion injected Monday. Stephanie Yang, WSJ, 5 Feb. 2020 Glitches in the market for repurchase agreements in recent months have drawn attention to swings in the amount of cash reserves that the Treasury holds at the Federal Reserve. Saleha Mohsin,, 13 May 2020 The Federal Reserve has already bailed out huge asset managers and other shadow banks by backstopping money-market funds, repurchase agreements, and other corporate financing tools. Robin Kaiser-schatzlein, The New Republic, 27 Apr. 2020 The first is the short-term financing provided by two types of vehicles: repurchase agreements, known as repos, and commercial paper. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 25 Mar. 2020 The New York Fed pledged to increase its daily offering of overnight repurchase agreements — essentially short-term loans to eligible banks — to at least $150 billion from $100 billion between Monday and Thursday. Jeanna Smialek, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of repurchase agreement

1891, in the meaning defined above

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: a contract giving the seller of securities (as Treasury bills) the right to repurchase after a stated period and the buyer the right to retain interest earnings


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