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 September 12 through September 18: $15,900 million
Sales (dollar rolls) from September 12 through September 18: $600 million
Net purchases from September 12 through September 18: $15,300 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
3.5 Oct 550 1,050 200 700
4 Oct 1,250 3,050 300 950
4 Nov 500 1,500 100 400
4.5 Nov 250 2,150 0 800
15 Year
2.5 Oct 100 150 0 0
3 Oct 250 400 0 0
3.5 Oct 0 600 0 0
3.5 Nov 200 450 0 0
Total 3,100 9,350 600 2,850