Unlike Freddie Mac, which experienced a 56% contraction to $760.9 billion in its retained portfolio in August, Fannie Mae's actually rose 3% to $759.98 billion. Net retained purchases totaled $13.6 billion compared to Freddie Mac's $15.4 billion decline. 

The increase came on a $5.5 billion increase in mortgage Loan holdings, offset partially by declines of $2.1 and $1.3 billion in FNMA MBS and non-FNMA non agency MBS holdings.     

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