Freddie Mac’s total mortgage portfolio grew at annual rate of 2.8 percent in November, the company reported today. Its retained portfolio decreased at an annualized rate of 6 percent last month.

Freddie Mac is a government-chartered corporation owned by shareholders. The company buys mortgages, repackages them and sells some to investors and also retains a portion. This helps maintain liquidity in the nation’s mortgage markets.

Other highlights from the mortgage buyer’s November volume summary include:

  • Retained portfolio purchases increased to $18.8 billion in November, from $14.9 billion in October.

  • Retained portfolio mortgage purchase agreements, net were $7.7 billion in November, down from $14.1 billion in October.

  • Total PCs and Structured Securities Issued decreased at an annualized rate of 0.4 percent in November.

  • Structured securitizations were $18.5 billion in November, relatively unchanged from October.

  • Single-family non-credit enhanced delinquency rate was 24 basis points in October, up from 23 basis points from the prior month.

  • Portfolio market value sensitivity averaged 2 percent in November, unchanged from October; Freddie Mac’s duration gap was zero months in November, unchanged from October.

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