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Volume 2012 - Number 49

December 21, 2012

Downloads Available: Outstanding 1-4 Family Mortgage Securities - 3Q12

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Agency MBS Market Expands Again in Third Quarter As Private Investors Grab Share Ahead of Fed Program

The agency residential MBS market expanded for the third consecutive quarter during the three months ending in September, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. A total of $5.39 trillion of single-family MBS issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae were outstanding as of the end of the third quarter of 2012. That was up by a scant 0.2 percent from the previous period, although it was still 0.4 percent below the level at the same time in 2011. Both Ginnie (2.1 percent) and Fannie (0.6 percent) posted...[Includes two data charts]

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