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Monthly MBS Issuance Slips at GSEs, Rises at Ginnie

Fixed-rate agency MBS issuance down 1% in January

Feb. 1 2016

By Mortgage Daily staff

Although securitizations dipped last month at both government-sponsored enterprises, issuance accelerated at the Government National Mortgage Association.

Issuance of fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities at all three government-controlled housing finance agencies came to $86.244 billion in January.

The total reflects monthly activity at the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. and government-owned Ginnie Mae.

The statistics were provided by eMBS.

Agency issuance slipped from the previous month, when the trio of government-controlled entities generated $87.328 billion in volume.

Activity increased, however, from the first month of last year, when issuance totaled $80.960 billion.

The month-over-month decline was led by Fannie Mae, where fixed-rate MBS issuance tumbled 8 percent to $33.274 billion.

Volume at the Washington-based company drifted down 1 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Freddie Mac saw issuance soften 1 percent from December 2015 to $21.841 billion.

But the McLean, Virginia-based secondary lender managed a 1 percent gain versus January 2015.

The only increase from the final month of 2015 was at Ginnie, where issuers of its securities pushed up volume 7 percent from December to $31.129 billion.

Compared to a year earlier, the Washington-based corporation's issuance has improved by 21 percent.

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