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    • MBS RECAP: Bond Traders Have Had Enough December 16, 2017
      Posted To: MBS CommentaryBond traders are increasingly saying "enough already! " when it comes to reacting to every little push and pull in the tug-o-war over the tax bill. After headlines suggested Rubio may be pulling his "yes" vote yesterday, today's news was different. Concessions were made and the GOP once again had enough votes […]
    • Mortgage Rates Hold Recent Lows December 15, 2017
      Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates moved slightly lower today, despite movement in bond markets that would have suggested otherwise. The paradoxical strength is likely due to the fact that bonds improved faster yesterday without mortgage lenders adjusting rate sheets accordingly. In other words, we began the day with an advantage thanks to lenders being […]
    • Freddie and Fannie May Get Another Jumpstart December 15, 2017
      Posted To: MND NewsWireThere has been a flurry of news about the two GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in the last few weeks. The House Financial Services Committee recently advanced H.R. 4560, the GSE Jumpstart Reauthorization Act of 2017 to the full house for consideration. The proposed bill extends the GSE Jumpstart Act through […]
    • THL Invests in G-Rate; Fair Lending and HMDA News December 15, 2017
      Posted To: Pipeline PressOriginators, who work with plenty of renters who want to be owners, should know that the Harvard Joint Center tells us that, “We’re finally seeing the record growth in renters slow down, but while the market has responded to rental housing needs for higher-income households, there are alarming trends that suggest a […]
    • MBS Day Ahead: Is There a Common Theme For Bonds at Year-End? December 15, 2017
      Posted To: MBS CommentaryFrom time to time, a discussion will start up among MBS Live community members regarding certain habits for certain months of the year. Some popular observations have been "bonds always sell-off in October" and "there's always volatility in March." Of course nothing in financial markets will ever "always" do the same thing […]
    • MBS RECAP: Stocks Lose, Rates Recover on Tax Bill Fears December 14, 2017
      Posted To: MBS CommentaryBonds began the day in weaker territory partly due to a correction from yesterday's strong run in the afternoon, and partly due to stronger economic data in Europe. Domestic economic data was stronger too, with Retail Sales coming in at 0.8 versus a median forecast of 0.3. The previous reading was also […]

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