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Volume 2017 - Number 32

August 18, 2017

Downloads Available: Bank and Thrift Residential MBS Holdings - 2000-2Q17

Downloads Available: Top Bank and Thrift MBS Investors - 2Q17

Banks Add to Residential MBS Holdings During Second Quarter, More Interest in GSE Securities

Commercial banks and savings institutions continued to stockpile agency MBS during the second quarter of 2017 with a strong appetite for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pass-through securities. Total bank investment in residential MBS rose by $36.28 billion during the second quarter, lifting the industryís aggregate portfolio to a record $1.799 trillion. Bank MBS holdings have risen steadily since the third quarter of 2014, growing by $264.07 billion over that period. In addition to those held-to-maturity and available-for-sale accounts, about a dozen banks held $16.34 billion of residential MBS in trading accounts. All of the growth has been...[Includes two data tables]

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