The U.S. Federal Reserve might be ready to buy an unlimited amount of assets to support the economy amid the COVID-19 crisis.
On Monday, the Fed said it will buy Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities "in the amounts needed to support smooth market functioning and effective transmission of monetary policy to broader financial conditions and the economy".
On March 15, the central bank said it would buy atleast $700 billion in asset purchases.
"The coronavirus pandemic is causing tremendous hardship across the United States and around the world. Our nation's first priority is to care for those afflicted and to limit the further spread of the virus", the Fed said.
Following the news, the U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s value against a basket of six global currencies, was -0.90% lower in the session. 10-year Treasury yield fell to 0.75%.