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    Financials

    MFA Financial portfolio yield continues to drop

    MFA Financial is a REIT that invests in both agency and non-agency mortgage backed securities MFA Financial (MFA) is a mortgage Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that invests in both agency (government guaranteed) and non-agency (non-guaranteed) mortgage backed securities. Their portfolio is primarily invested in hybrids, adjustable rate mortgages (ARM), and 15 year fixed rate […]

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
  • uploads///Sovereign Yields
    Financials

    Is it something Bernanke said? Or something else?

    Sovereign yields have been rising since the beginning of May Investors in the U.S. have been focused on the rising yield of the 10-year bond since the beginning of May. Since bottoming out at 1.63% on May 1st, the U.S. 10-year yield has been rising in a dramatic fashion, to close at 2.17% as of […]

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
  • uploads///Fed Unemployment Forecast
    Financials

    Federal Reserve significantly lowers unemployment forecast

    The Federal Reserve includes formal economic forecasts in the minutes from its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meetings The Federal Reserve typically releases a short press release after its two day FOMC meeting, with a general overview and its decision on interest rates. A month later, they release the actual minutes of the meeting which […]

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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