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    • 2016 Reminds Us How Completely Crazy Next Week Could Be For Rates October 30, 2020
      Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchThe 2016 election won't soon be forgotten in the mortgage or bond markets. Many of the predictions were dead wrong when it came to how interest rates would react to a Trump victory, and the reason ended up being very simple in hindsight. Are there any parallels that can help us […]
    • MBS RECAP: Traders Running For Sidelines Ahead of Next Week's Election October 30, 2020
      Posted To: MBS CommentaryTraders Running For Sidelines Ahead of Next Week's Election Big losses in both stocks and bonds today as traders take their seats for next week's big show. Month-end trading volumes were huge. It was the single biggest trading day since June. After 2016, no one wants to be anything other than nimble […]
    • Fannie/Freddie Report Increased Profits October 30, 2020
      Posted To: MND NewsWireBoth GSEs reported financial results for the third quarter of 2020 that were significantly higher than both their Q2 2020 and their 2019 numbers . Fannie Mae's net and its comprehensive incomes were $4.2 billion and Freddie Mac's net and comprehensive incomes came in at $2.5 billion and $2.4 billion, respectively. Fannie […]
    • MBS Day Ahead: Month-End Trading Goes Both Ways; Chart Patterns Suggest Caution October 30, 2020
      Posted To: MBS CommentaryThe topic of month-end trading comes up frequently over the years. Reason being: we often see market momentum on the last few days of any given month that can't be easily explained by any other motivation. And while we wouldn't be so naive to think that every noticeable market movement will have […]
    • Forbearance Plans Increase, Many are Reinstatements October 30, 2020
      Posted To: MND NewsWireThe number of loans in COVID-19 related forbearance plans rose during the past week, driven by both an increase in new plans and significantly fewer borrowers exiting from the program. Black Knight said its weekly survey found a net increase of 31,000 mortgage loans in forbearance plans, a 1.0 percent increase. There […]
    • Residential Fixed Investment Soared Past GDP Growth in Q3 October 30, 2020
      Posted To: MND NewsWireHidden in the Q3 report on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on Thursday, which showed a rebound of 33.1 percent from the 31.4 percent loss in Q2 was news of some real growth. Robert Dietz, chief economist of the National Association of Home Builders points out, in an article in NAHB's Eye on […]

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