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Fannie Mae TBAs Rise with the Bond Market
For the week ending August 12, 2016, Fannie Mae TBAs ended at 103 24/32—up 4 ticks for the week. The ten-year bond yield fell by 8 basis points to 1.51%.
Initial jobless claims jump
Initial jobless claims rose to an annualized rate of 360,000 for the week ended May 10th Initial jobless claims are one of the few labor market indicators that are released every week. Unemployment is a profound driver of economic growth, and persistent unemployment has been the Achille’s heel of this recovery. While it seems like […]
Ginnie Mae TBAs rally before the Fed meeting
Mortgage-backed securities are the starting point for all mortgage market pricing and the investment of choice for mortgage REITs When the Federal Reserve talks about buying mortgage-backed securities, it’s referring to the To-Be-Announced (also know as the TBA) market. The TBA market allows loan originators to take individual loans and turn them into a homogeneous product […]
The End Of Quantitative Easing Could Make Mortgage REITs Vulnerable
Big agency REITs like Annaly (NLY) and American Capital Agency (AGNC) took the chance to deleverage their balance sheets after the warning in the spring of 2013.
Ginnie Mae securities shake off the end of quantitative easing
The ten-year bond sold off, with yields increasing from 2.27% to 2.34%. Ginnie Mae TBAs bucked the trend, rising from 104 20/32 to 104 25/32.
Mortgage servicing rights increase in value as interest rates rise
Mortgage servicing rights are one of the few financial assets that increase in value as rates rise Most mortgage REITs are exposed to changes in interest rates, and are usually long-duration, which means that the value of their portfolio decreases in value as interest rates rise. Good examples of these types of REITs would be […]
Ginnie Mae Securities Buck The Recent Trend And Rally
Ginnie Mae and the to-be-announced market The Fannie Mae to-be-announced (or TBA) market represents the usual conforming loan—the plain Fannie Mae 30-year mortgage. Meanwhile, Ginnie Mae TBAs are where government loans go—such as the federal housing administration (or FHA) and veterans affairs (or VA) loans. The biggest difference between a Fannie Mae mortgage-backed security (or […]
Primer on mortgage backed securities, Part 5
Continued from Primer on mortgage backed securities, Part 4. Prepayment risk Prepayment risk and interest rate risk go hand-in-hand. The main difference between a mortgage backed security and a government bond is that with a government bond, you know exactly when you will get your principal and interest payments. If you purchase a 7-year Treasury […]
Ginnie Mae TBAs Rise with the Bond Market
The ten-year bond yield fell by 8 basis points to 1.51% for the week ending August 12, 2016. Ginnie Mae TBAs rose by 4 ticks and closed at 104 28/32.
What’s Annaly Capital’s Take on the Bond Market’s Volatility?
Annaly positioned itself to reduce its interest rate risk and increase its credit risk. Since 2009, global bond markets have risen in value by about $17 trillion.
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Why Is the Median Income to Median Home Price Ratio Elevated?
The recent 5.5% year-over-year gain for home prices has put the FHFA House Price Index about 3% above its April 2007 level.
REIT Outlook: Fannie Mae Securities Close at 104 1/32
Fannie Mae TBAs started the week at 104 15/32 and gave up 7/16 to close at 104 1/32. The ten-year bond yield increased by 7 basis points.
Annaly CEO Wellington Denahan shares her vision for the future
On the company’s conference call to analysts and investors, Annaly CEO Wellington Denahan addressed the current interest rate environment and where she saw the company heading in the future.
Important releases for homebuilder and REIT investors this week
While last week was a huge one for the builders, we still have a lot of important data this week, with the Case-Shiller Real Estate Index, New Home Sales, as well as the Personal Spending and Income data.