Primary Dealer Credit Facility (PDCF)

Definition:

Announced by the Federal Reserve in March 2008, PDCF is an overnight loan program provided funding to primary dealers and bolster financial markets overall during the financial crisis. Credit under the program was secured with collateral. The facility was shut down on Feb. 1, 2010.

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Plain vanilla

A term that refers to a relatively simple derivative financial instrument, usually a swap or other derivative that is issued with standard features.

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