As the Federal Reserve begins to ease its extraordinary stimulus plan and works to stave off inflation, it is reportedly considering borrowing up to $500 billion from the $3.4 trillion money market fund industry rather than the 20 leading primary dealers, which aren’t expected to be able to provide more than $100 billion, the Financial Times reports.

However, the Fed is not expected to bring liquidity down to where it was before the crisis because it will also raise interest rates. The Fed will borrow the money through reverse repos on the mortgage-backed securities it acquired at the beginning of the financial crisis.

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