Agency securities are debt obligations issued by Federal agencies and U.S. Government-sponsored corporations. In addition to issuing debt obligations, U.S. Government-sponsored corporations such as the Federal National Mortgage Association may also sell equity shares. Examples of some common agency security issuers are: • Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA or Ginnie Mae); • Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA or Fannie Mae); • Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac); • Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC or Freddie Mac); • Export-Import Bank of the United States (ExImBank); • Farmers Home Administration (FmHA); • Small Business Administration (SBA); and • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
This guide is not intended to provide investment advice, and you should not rely on statements in this guide when making investment decisions.
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