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Fed's New Facility Will Buy Junk Bonds With 7-1 Leverage

• https://www.thestreet.com, Mish

Moral Hazard

With highly questionable legality on top of a 100% certain moral hazard, here are the details of the Fed's new Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility

Credit Facility Terms

The issuer was rated at least BBB-/Baa3 as of March 22, 2020, by a major nationally recognized  statistical rating organization ("NRSRO"). If rated by multiple major NRSROs, the issuer must be rated at least BBB-/Baa3 by two or more NRSROs as of March 22, 2020. 
An issuer that was rated at least BBB-/Baa3 as of March 22, 2020, but was subsequently downgraded, must be rated at least BB-/Ba3 as of the date on which the Facility makes a purchase. If rated by multiple major NRSROs, such an issuer must be rated at least BB-/Ba3 by two or more NRSROs at the time the Facility makes a purchase.

The issuer has not received specific support pursuant to the CARES Act or any subsequent federal legislation and must satisfy the conflicts of interest requirements of section 4019 of the CARES Act.
Leverage