Government Agency Security

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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