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March 22, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Banking Sector Elbows Fed to Second in MBS Holdings

The Federal Reserve lost its top ranking among residential MBS investors during the fourth quarter of 2018, giving way to the commercial banking sector, according to a new In-side MBS & ABS analysis. [Includes three data charts.]


March 15, 2019 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Demand Increasing for Investment-Property Loans

Lenders originating fix-and-flip loans and mortgages for single-family investment properties are seeing strong demand from investors in the secondary market.


March 15, 2019 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-Agency MBS Reps and Warrants Under Scrutiny

The representations and warranties provided on new non-agency mortgage-backed securities are receiving renewed attention from industry participants. Issuers of prime jumbo and expanded-credit MBS, particularly, have been subject to criticism.


March 15, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Mortgage Grapevine

GSE Reform Hearings, Already?; The UMBS is Coming; NAR Pushes ‘Utility’ Plan…


March 15, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

REITs Add to Agency MBS Holdings, Non-Agency Down

Real estate investment trusts increased their holdings of agency MBS during the fourth quarter of 2018, capping a solid year of growth, according to an Inside MBS & ABS analysis. [Includes one data chart.]


March 8, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

NY High Court Rules on Two Residential MBS Cases

The New York State Court of Appeals on Feb. 15 issued mixed rulings on two claims brought by a trustee against a seller and sponsor of three residential MBS trusts.


March 8, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Agency MBS Production Hits Five-Year Low in February

New production of agency single-family MBS fell for the sixth month in a row in Febru-ary, sinking to the lowest monthly output in nearly five years. [Includes two data charts.]


March 1, 2019 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Verus Leads Latest Round of Non-Agency MBS Issuance

Records are falling like dominoes in the nonprime mortgage-backed security market. Verus Mortgage Capital last week issued a $664.09 million deal — breaking a volume record set by Angel Oak Companies a month ago.


March 1, 2019 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

SFIG Almost Done with MBS Reforms, Adoption Uncertain

The Structured Finance Industry Group’s years-long effort to reform practices in the non-agency mortgage-backed security market is nearly complete. However, it’s not clear whether the practices will be widely adopted by MBS issuers.


March 1, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS Production Declined in January but Trading Soared

The average daily trading volume in agency MBS spiked northward in January, increasing 18.3% on a sequential basis, according to figures compiled by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.


March 1, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Record Attendance at SFIG Vegas. Recession Worries?

If you’re wondering about the strength of the MBS and ABS markets these days, consider this: More than 8,000 people attended the SFIG Vegas conference this week, a record for the event, according to officials at the Structured Finance Industry Group.


March 1, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Bank ABS Portfolios Show Modest Increase in 4Q18

Commercial banks and savings institutions increased their investment in non-mortgage ABS during the fourth quarter of 2018, though the industry’s appetite for the product remained tepid. [Includes two data charts.]


February 22, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Mortgage-Investing REITs Pony Up to the Stock Bar

Through the first two months of 2019, the nation’s mortgage-investing real estate investment trusts have rolled out plans to raise a combined $1.92 billion by selling additional shares of common to the public, according to offering documents filed with the Securities and Ex-change Commission.


February 22, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Banks Stock Up on Fannie/Freddie MBS as 2018 Ends

Commercial banks and thrifts reversed a year-long trend during the fourth quarter of 2018 and increased their holdings of single-family MBS, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis reveals. [Includes two data charts.]


February 15, 2019 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-QM MBS Issuance, Investing Attractive to REITs

Mortgage-backed securities with non-qualified mortgages look attractive to some real estate investment trusts. PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust plans to join other REITs issuing non-QM MBS while officials at Chimera Investment said the firm is considering buying non-QM MBS from other issuers.


February 15, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Taiwanese Firm Buys a Stake In Mortgage REIT New Rez

New Residential Investment Corp., one of the fastest growing mortgage real estate investment trusts in the U.S., has an overseas fan in Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. of Taipei City, Taiwan.


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