The Federal Reserve will not sell any of its massive holdings of agency MBS and Treasurys until 2015 as it strives to keep interest rates low, central bank officials said Wednesday afternoon.

"Initial sales from our balance sheet will be later than previously thought – presumably in 2015," Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said at a press briefing Wednesday afternoon.

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