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May 30, 2014

With New MBS Issuance Falling, Banks and Thrifts Increase Their Holdings – Modestly

By John Bancroft

Bank and thrift MBS holdings were up a modest 1.0 percent from the previous quarter, but it marked the first increase since the third quarter of 2012, when the Federal Reserve began aggressively buying agency MBS and Treasury securities.

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