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    • MBS RECAP: Bonds Ignore Stocks to Hold Steady on The Week August 17, 2018
      Posted To: MBS Commentary10yr yields ended the week at almost exactly where they began. With the exception of Tuesday, bonds closed within 1.5bps of each other on the other 4 days this week. Tuesday was only 2bps higher and gave way to an overnight rally that restored the range anyway! Long story short, for all […]
    • Mortgage Rates Almost Perfectly Unchanged This Week August 17, 2018
      Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates were almost perfectly unchanged today. That leaves them right in line with last Friday's levels. I devoted a considerable number of words in yesterday's article to explaining why most other articles about mortgage rates were inaccurate yesterday. Suffice it to say that the absence of change compared to last […]
    • Fannie Mae Research: Housing, What a Drag? August 17, 2018
      Posted To: MND NewsWireFannie Mae's monthly Economic Development papers always have the best headlines, pithy and to the point. The August one reads. "Growth Picks Up as Expected, No Thanks to Housing." Sort of says it all. The company's Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Team is upgrading its estimate of third quarter growth based on […]
    • MBS Day Ahead: Checking In With Bigger Picture (Treasury vs MBS) August 17, 2018
      Posted To: MBS CommentaryIt may end up being a slow, summertime Friday with the news cycle calming down relative to earlier in the week, not to mention the fact that its peak vacation season (traders take vacations too, ya know!). That gives us a moment to step back and reflect on some bigger picture trends […]
    • Second Quarter Loan Performance Shows Steady Improvement August 17, 2018
      Posted To: MND NewsWireLoan performance continued to improve in the second quarter. The overall delinquency rate on one-to-four-unit residential properties fell to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.36 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of that period, a 27-basis point (bp) decline from the first quarter of this year. The National Delinquency Survey […]
    • Flagstar/Fed News; FHA, VA, Ginnie Program Updates; New Lender Products August 17, 2018
      Posted To: Pipeline PressCapital markets folks know that there are billions of dollars of outstanding 5, 6, 7, and even 8% securities filled with high interest-rate loans. LOs know that they aren’t paying off/refinancing. One possible reason? Despite the headlines talking about housing appreciation outpacing wages, about 10% of all U.S. homes with a mortgage […]

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