Agency MBS Transaction Summary

On September 13, 2012, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) directed the Open Market Trading Desk (the Desk) at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to begin purchasing additional agency MBS at a pace of $40 billion per month. The FOMC also directed the Desk to maintain its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from the Federal Reserve's holdings of agency debt and agency MBS in agency MBS. The FOMC noted that these actions should put downward pressure on longer-term interest rates, support mortgage markets, and help to make broader financial conditions more accommodative.

Gross purchases from August 15 through August 21: $14,600 million
Sales (dollar rolls) from August 15 through August 21: $0 million
Net purchases from August 15 through August 21: $14,600 million

All amounts reflect current face

Purchases summarize all trades executed during the indicated period including purchases associated with dollar rolls.

Transactions ($ million)
Maturity
Coupon
Settlement Month
FHLMC
FNMA
GNMA
GNMA2
30 Year
3 Sep 150 250 0 200
3.5 Sep 950 1,550 200 800
4 Sep 600 1,350 100 600
4 Oct 1,200 3,250 250 1,000
15 Year
2.5 Sep 100 100 0 0
3 Sep 400 700 0 0
3.5 Sep 100 350 0 0
3.5 Oct 150 250 0 0
Total 3,650 7,800 550 2,600