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    Foreign central banks may be shedding U.S. mortgage bonds - Fed

    Reuters – 2:21 PM ET 09/01/2015

    Foreign central banks are cutting back their holdings of U.S. agency and mortgage-backed securities as well as Treasuries in the wake of global market turbulence, Federal Reserve data showed. If the trend persists and broadens, borrowing costs may rise for potential homebuyers and homeowners who want to refinance.

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    The Mirage of Fannie Mae-White House Truce Talks

    MarketWatch – 9:46 PM ET 08/31/2015

    Rallies based on rumors all too often end in tears. That is almost certain to be the outcome of a rapid rise in shares of Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC), which have gained 15% since last Wednesday. This has followed reports speculating that the Obama administration could be close to settling a number of lawsuits filed by investors in the two mortgage giants.

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    Don't Bank on Freddie's Guarantee

    MarketWatch – 4:35 PM ET 08/31/2015

    Freddie Mac (FMCC) is still limping along. The company reported on Tuesday second-quarter net income of $4.2 billion, versus $3.6 billion a year ago. That is good news for taxpayers because the company will pay a $3.9 billion dividend to the U.S.

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    Freddie Mac August 2015 Insight & Outlook

    Market Wire – 2:26 PM ET 08/31/2015

    08/31/15 -- Freddie Mac (FMCC) released today its monthly Insight & Outlook for August, showing there is no single statistic that reliably identifies when a housing market is overvalued or when house prices are likely to fall. Insight Highlights Outlook Highlights Second Quarter 2015 Refinance Highlights Quote: Attributed to Sean Becketti, Chief Economist, Freddie Mac.

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    Global Market Volatility Pushes Mortgage Rates Lower

    Market Wire – 10:00 AM ET 08/27/2015

    08/27/15 -- Freddie Mac (FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey®, showing average fixed mortgage rates falling to their lowest levels since May of this year amid substantial and ongoing global volatility out of China. News Facts Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage.

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    Freddie Mac Issues Monthly Volume Summary for July 2015

    Market Wire – 4:38 PM ET 08/26/2015

    08/26/15 -- Freddie Mac (FMCC) today issued the company's Monthly Volume Summary for July 2015. The summary, available on the company's website at www.FreddieMac.com/investors/volsum, provides information on Freddie Mac's (FMCC) mortgage-related portfolios, securities issuance, risk management, delinquencies, debt activities and other investments.

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    U.S. Housing Markets Strengthen

    Market Wire – 10:00 AM ET 08/26/2015

    08/26/15 -- Freddie Mac (FMCC) today released its updated Multi-Indicator Market Index® showing the U.S. housing market continuing to slowly stabilize with two additional states, Arkansas and Tennessee, and four additional metro areas entering their outer range of stable housing activity: Omaha, Nebraska; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Chattanooga, Tennessee and Madison, Wisconsin.

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    Second Freddie Mac Guaranteed Multifamily Small Balance Loan Securitization Prices

    Market Wire – 9:50 AM ET 08/26/2015

    08/26/15 -- Freddie Mac (FMCC) announces the pricing of the SB2 offering, a multifamily mortgage-backed securitization backed by small balance loans underwritten by Freddie Mac (FMCC) and issued by a third-party trust. SB2 Pricing Details: Freddie Mac (FMCC) is guaranteeing four classes of senior securities issued by the FRESB 2015-SB2 Mortgage Trust, and is acting as mortgage loan seller and master servicer.

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    Fannie Mae Unveils Mortgage Program to Help Minority Borrowers

    DJ Business News – 1:45 PM ET 08/25/2015

    Fannie Mae (FNMA) wants to make it easier for working-class and multigenerational households to get a mortgage. The mortgage-finance company said Tuesday it would roll out a program this year that lets lenders include income from nonborrowers within a household, such as extended-family members, toward qualifying for a loan. The move is expected to open up mortgage access to a segment of the population that doesn't fit the typical family structure and has had trouble obtaining...

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    BULLET: US OUTLOOK/OPINION: Freddie Mac research asks........

    Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets – 1:32 PM ET 08/25/2015

    US OUTLOOK/OPINION: Freddie Mac (FMCC) research asks which renters are likely to buy a home? "The research shows that people renting single-family properties (renting a house/townhouse or condo) may be more likely to buy than those in apartments. In the U.S. about 15 million households rent a single-family house and 25 million rent an apartment, according to U.S. Census Data. The latest research, conducted in June, shows fifty-five percent of renters, both of single-family and multifamily properties, plan to continue to rent in the next three years. Single-family renters are significantly more likely to say they expect to buy than multifamily renters (53 percent vs 36 percent) when asked about their plans in the next three years."

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    Where Are Future Homebuyers Hiding? In Single-Family Rental Properties

    Market Wire – 1:00 PM ET 08/25/2015

    08/25/15 -- New Freddie Mac (FMCC) research provides insight into the question of which renters are likely to buy a home? The latest research, conducted in June, shows fifty-five percent of renters, both of single-family and multifamily properties, plan to continue to rent in the next three years. In addition, satisfaction with one's rental experience may be a factor when deciding to buy a home.

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    RBS loses bid to toss U.S. regulator's mortgage bond lawsuit

    Reuters – 11:06 AM ET 08/24/2015

    Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (RBS) has lost a bid to escape a U.S. regulator's lawsuit accusing it of misleading Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) into buying $32 billion of mortgage-backed securities ahead of the financial crisis.

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    Fannie and Freddie Shares Still Look Unappealing

    MarketWatch – 10:54 PM ET 08/21/2015

    Fairholme Funds has stepped up efforts to paint the U.S. government's treatment of Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) as illegal. But scoring even a small victory looks unlikely. Fairholme has a large investment in the preferred shares of the two mortgage companies.

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    U.S. Fed balance sheet details for latest week

    Reuters – 4:30 PM ET 08/20/2015

    For details of the Federal Reserve's balance sheet, see: http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/Current/h41.pdf.

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    Foreign central banks' U.S. debt holdings -Fed

    Reuters – 4:30 PM ET 08/20/2015

    For details of foreign central banks' holdings of U.S. marketable securities held at the Federal Reserve, see: http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/Current/h41.pdf.

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    30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Remains Below Four Percent

    Market Wire – 10:00 AM ET 08/20/2015

    08/20/15 -- Freddie Mac (FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey®, showing average fixed mortgage rates largely unchanged from the previous week amid little movement in financial markets. News Facts Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage.

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    BULLET: US AGENCIES: Freddie Mac passed Wed on issuing a.....

    Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets – 8:16 AM ET 08/20/2015

    US AGENCIES: Freddie Mac (FMCC) passed Wed on issuing a Reference Note for the fourth consecutive calendar date. The agency last priced $4.0 billion of 2-year Reference Notes in late May at T+13.5 bps. Those notes were last bid 9.5 bps tighter than that level, according to one broker screen. Freddie Mac's (FMCC) next opportunity to announce its Reference Note issuance decision is Sept. 16.

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    Update - Freddie Mac Prices $1.2 Billion Multifamily K-Deal Backed by Seasoned Loans

    Market Wire – 4:43 PM ET 08/19/2015

    08/19/15 -- Freddie Mac (FMCC) recently priced its second K-P Series offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. In the K-P Series, Freddie Mac (FMCC) purchases and guarantees all of the securities issued by the related underlying trust.

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    Freddie Mac Prices $1.2 Billion Multifamily K-Deal Backed by Seasoned Loans

    Market Wire – 2:52 PM ET 08/19/2015

    08/19/15 -- Freddie Mac (FMCC) recently priced its second K-P Series offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. In the K-P Series, Freddie Mac (FMCC) purchases and guarantees all of the securities issued by the related underlying trust.

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    Freddie Mac Guarantees Second Multifamily Small Balance Loan Securitization

    Market Wire – 2:01 PM ET 08/19/2015

    08/19/15 -- Freddie Mac (FMCC) today announced that it will guarantee its second series of SB Certificates, which are backed by multifamily small balance loans underwritten by Freddie Mac (FMCC) and issued by a third-party trust. For the SB2 Certificates, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC will operate as sole lead manager and bookrunner.

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