The mix of regional surveys does not make the Fed's job any easier as the picture on manufacturing growth is uneven. Keep an eye on the the Fed's maturity extension announcement today at 2:00 ET. The Fed will be detailing its purchase and sale dates. Given the FOMC meeting, traders may try to read into the details of the announcement. In July, the Fed said it would purchase $45 bln in treasuries and sell $39 bln in treasuries. The Desk was projected to redeem about $20 bln in treasuries.
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