posted by Teresa .
what would happen to the money supply if the federal reserve made an open market sale of 5 million worth of gov't securities to a private citizen? assume that the bank with which this private citizen does business with is all loaned up, has reserves of 20 million dollars, deposits of 100 million dollars and must follow a required reserve policy of 20%
A "Bernadette" posted (almost) this same question on Sunday, Oct 15. See my response.