Posted by: cfigueira | March 5, 2010

Fed MBS Program Update: $34 Billion Left to Spend With Four Weeks to Go

The Federal Reserve today reported on their weekly purchases of agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS). In the week ending March 3, 2010, the Federal Reserve purchased a net total of $10.00 billion agency MBS. This represents a $1 billion decline from the previous reporting period and breaks a three week streak of $11 billion net total purchases. The goal of the Federal Reserve’s agency MBS program is to provide support to mortgage and housing markets and to foster improved conditions in financial markets more generally. Only fixed-rate agency MBS securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae are eligible assets for the program. The program includes, but is not limited to, 30-year, 20-year and 15-year securities of these issuers. (NY Fed MBS FAQs) Since the inception…(read more)

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