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Volume 2017 - Number 32

August 18, 2017

Downloads Available: GSE Mortgage Securities Holdings - 2005 - 2Q17

Portfolios Shrink at Fannie and Freddie as GSE Share of MBS Market Hits 3 Percent in 9th Year of Conservatorship

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are still titans in the residential MBS market when it comes to making new securities, but they have been forced to the sidelines as investors over nine years in conservatorship. The two government-sponsored enterprises held a combined $221.48 billion of residential MBS at the end of June. Firm numbers on the total volume of MBS outstanding at that point arenít available yet, but itís unlikely that Fannie and Freddie held more than 3.5 percent of the market. The two GSEs reduced...[Includes one data table]

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With mortgage production down noticeably this year from 2017, how many lenders might disappear via M&A or failure during the next 12 months?

10% or less. It’s not that bad out there.
11% to 25%. It’s a challenging market.
25% to 40%. It’s going to be very ugly.
No opinion.

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