FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION (FHLMC) is a private corporation chartered by the U.S. Government that issues pass-through securities, known as participation certificates, based on conventional mortgages. FHLMC pass-throughs are traded in a very liquid market and are used as collateral for other activities such as repurchase agreements. FHLMC guarantees the timely payment of interest and ultimate payment of principal. FHLMC is commonly called "Freddie Mac".
ODD LOT is a quantity of securities less than the accepted unit of trading.
OVERHEAD is the costs associated with providing and maintaining a manufacturing or working environment. For example: renting the building, heating and lighting the work area, supervision costs and maintenance of the facilities. Includes indirect labor and indirect material.
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