The Fed continues to show a deficiency in understanding monetary operations with the latest moves. While steps in the right direction, a better understanding of monetary operations would have meant funding ANY member bank asset at the FF rate and establishing an unlimited term lending facility for Treasury securities.
Meanwhile they seem to be trying to minimize further rate cuts and instead trying to target areas of illiquidity as per Friday and today’s announcements. They may have reached their inflation tolerance with crude at $109, the dollar continuously falling, and inflation expectations elevating.
Somewhat more troubling is the eurozone seemingly wanting dollar lines from the Fed. Not sure why, but borrowing external currency isn’t ordinarily a good sign.