Federal Reserve’s Bizarre Mortgage-backed Securities (MBS) Purchase Strategy With Ultra-low Available Housing Inventory (Housing Bubble Preservation?)

Chairman Powell, tell me why The Federal Reserve is buying so much agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) while there is a dearth of available housing inventory? Especially when home prices are growing at 12.2% year-over-year?

Mortgage rates were already falling starting in December 2018, but started rising again in 2021 …until March when they began falling again.

Is this a bubble-preservation strategy? Or just ..?

The Fed’s MBS-buying strategy reminds me of Tompall Glaser’s song “Put Another Log on the Fire.”

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