agency security meaning

  "agency security" in a sentence
  • Noun: agency security
    1. A security issued by United States government agencies or the Farm Credit System
      - government security

    Derived forms: agency securities

    Type of: certificate, security

  • [Finance]
    Low risk debt obligations issued by enterprises that the U.S. Government sponsors.


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  1. The Fed's direct holdings of federal agency securities were unchanged at $ 2 . 812 billion.
  2. It also may own Treasury and U . S . agency securities that are not indexed to inflation.
  3. During the 1984 Summer Olympics, Piper Tech served as a command center for the multi-agency security task force.
  4. With no major economic reports today, many investors turned their attention to a flood of corporate and agency securities coming to market.
  5. In a precursor to this summer's events, spreads on agency securities began to widen dramatically in the mid-1970s.

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