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Banks’ agency MBS holdings rise $13.6 billion in Q3

Reverses decline in Q2
Ben Lane
According to Barclays, the majority of the increase came in the form of conventional agency MBS holdings, which increased by $11.9 billion in the third quarter. Agency collateralized mortgage obligations increased $5.4 billion, while Ginnie Mae holdings were down by $3.7 billion.
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Agency MBS bets net Pimco huge profits

HousingWire Staff
While the Federal Reserve has been playing "buyer of last resort" in snapping up agency mortgage-backed securities throughout the crisis and beyond -- through three successive rounds of so-called quantitative easing -- the government hasn't been the only buyer.
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