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Benchmarks In Motion: The Plurality Of The Single Security Initiative
Seeking Alpha
The Single Security Initiative will be implemented on June 3, 2019, creating a new, common mortgage-backed security (MBS) to be issued and guaranteed by either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and called the “Uniform MBS,” or “UMBS.” Single Security ...

Rising Mortgage Rates Hit These ETFs
Directly in the spotlight is the iShares MBS ETF (MBB), which consists of a portfolio that's currently allocated roughly 75% to mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and 25% to cash. The $11.75 billion fund has seen net asset inflows totaling about $266 ...

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Opinion: US taxpayers need stronger protection from the next housing crash
The GSEs buy mortgages from banks and brokers, and then sell interests in pools of these mortgages as mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The default risk on their MBS is guaranteed by the GSEs, so MBS holders are fully protected from shortfalls in ...

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US Fed Buys $1.5 Billion of Mortgage Bonds, Sells None
U.S. News & World Report
on the agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities, or MBS, it holds to reinvest in agency MBS. The New York Fed said on its website the Fed sold no mortgage securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae ,. Freddie Mac or the Government National ...
Freddie Mac Mortgage Market Survey ArchiveFreddie Mac

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Is the Bitcoin Bubble Finally Over?
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For example, the flow of information about Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) and Credit Default Swaps (CDS) was much more available and more accurate to the banks issuing those exotic instruments than the buyers and investors who bought them.
Tether Used to Manipulate Price of Bitcoin During 2017 Peak: New StudyBloomberg
Bitcoin's Price Was Artificially Inflated, Fueling Skyrocketing Value, Researchers SayNew York Times
Is Bitcoin Really Un-Tethered? by John M. Griffin, Amin Shams :: SSRN - SSRN papersSSRN papers
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We Won't Know the Final Lessons of QE Until It's Over
Longer term Treasury securities: $2.4 trillion. Long-term mortgage-backed securities: $1.8 trillion. These MBS are funded with floating-rate deposits, which makes the Fed in effect the biggest savings and loan in the world. Even if we needed the world ...

Update On The Fed's QE Unwind
Seeking Alpha
Just as the Fed created money to buy Treasuries and MBS during QE, it now destroys money as these securities "roll off" the balance sheet. It took the Fed five-and-a-half years to amass $3.4 trillion in Treasury securities and mortgage-backed ...

Business Insider

The new Fed looks like it's ready to dump mortgage-backed securities
Business Insider
Currently, the Fed holds $1.74 trillion of mortgage-backed securities. That's about 26% of all residential mortgage-backed securities outstanding. The thinking behind shedding MBS entirely appears to be unrelated to mortgage rates and all about what ...


PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:PMT) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
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... operations aimed at serving as an intermediary between mortgage lenders and the capital markets by purchasing, pooling and reselling newly originated prime credit quality mortgage loans either directly or in the form of mortgage-backed securities ...
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:PMT) Stake Lowered by American International Group Inc.StockNewsTimes
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:PMT) Insider Doug Jones Sells 3725 SharesThe Ledger Gazette

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AGNC INVESTMENT CORP. (NASDAQ:AGNC) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
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The Company primarily invests on a leveraged basis in agency mortgage-backed securities (agency MBS). The Company's investments consist of residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) for which the ...

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