Then And Now: Mortgage-Backed Securities Post-Financial Crisis

From Franklin Templeton Investments: A little over 10 years ago, few people had heard of mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Yet that changed when MBS brought the global financial system to its knees. Today, they're still a pivotal part of the system, with the US Federal Reserve (Fed) the largest holder.
NYSE:MBB September 15, 2018 6:26am

BlackRock: Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBB) On Ice Amid Fed Policy Changes

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From BlackRock: Jeff Rosenberg discusses what the Fed’s balance sheet normalization could mean for this fixed income sector.
NYSE:MBB June 23, 2017 10:11am

Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs Are Making A Big Comeback

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Yesterday, we spoke about healthy inflows in a Treasury Bond ETF GOVT (iShares Core U.S. Treasury Bond, Expense Ratio 0.15%, $2.8 billion in AUM, over $735 million in), and the activity is not confined to just this fund.
NYSE:MBB January 27, 2017 12:11pm

Why I Still Like DoubleLine Total Return As A Core Bond Holding

wall-street-etfDavid Fabian:  Long time readers of our blog know that we are proponents of active management in the fixed-income world. Certain funds, and fund managers, have proven to be successful navigators in the complex environment of security selection, duration, and risk management.
NYSE:AGG November 12, 2015 5:47pm

Another Way To Build Your Fixed Income Portfolio [iShares Trust, iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund, iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF)]

ETFsIn today’s interest rate landscape, the search for yield can be a difficult pursuit, particularly when you consider that yields on traditional core bond funds are less than half of what they were in 2008.1 With the Fed and other central banks maintaining
NYSE:CSJ April 29, 2014 12:39pm

Volatile Interest Rate Moves Underscore the Inflation vs. Deflation Debate [iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF), iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF)]

ratesDavid Fabian: It’s been a while since I addressed the topics of interest rates, tapering, and the impact of these concepts on our investment portfolios.  Last week’s better than expected jobs report significantly lifted both intermediate and long-term interest rates
NYSE:HYG March 11, 2014 3:02pm

4 Must Watch Trends In Fixed-Income ETFs

market outlookDavid Fabian: With nearly everyone’s eyes on the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling deadline, the bond market has been making some subtle moves over the last four weeks. 
NYSE:HYG October 14, 2013 11:09pm

4 Trends To Watch Into Year End

octoberDavid Fabian: The first days of October bring with them a combination of chilly temperatures, a frozen federal government, and a cooling commodity complex.  On the flip side, we are seeing a renewed surge in the fixed-income sector combined
NASDAQ:TDIV October 11, 2013 4:24pm

Two Bond ETFs Struggling In May

market bondsDavid Fabian: The “sell in May” phenomenon has been largely debunked this year as investors have continued to snatch up risk assets and push the market to all-time highs. Even the Fed raining on everyone’s parade this week did not introduce enough
NYSE:AGG May 24, 2013 3:08pm

Treasury Bond Forecasts are Coming True; Are You Protected? (EMB, PCY, JNK, MBB, TLT, EDV)

market bondsMike Larson: I’ve made no secret of my view on the bond market for the past several months … not here in Money and Markets, not in my flagship Safe Money Report newsletter, not in private conversations and public presentations, or anyplace else!
NYSE:EMB February 19, 2013 4:35pm

Buy What Ben Bernanke is Buying and Make a Profit (BOND, MBB)

Unless you’re as clueless as a NFL replacement ref, you’ve heard by now about QE3… The FOMC’s plan is to buy $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities a month for as long as it deems necessary. The hope is to spur more home-buying and thus create
NYSE:BOND October 1, 2012 11:31am

Five Ways to Play The Housing Recovery (MBB, GNMA, CMBS, REM, REZ, FNIO, RTL, ICF, IYR, FTY, ITB)

Karen Schenone: Looking at the iShares app on my iPad this weekend, I was surprised to discover that the iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction ETF (ITB) has been a top performing fund year-to-date.  While past performance is certainly not indicative of future returns
NYSE:CMBS July 27, 2012 12:14pm

Building An All-American Bond ETF Portfolio (GOVT, SHV, SHY, IEI, IEF, TLH, TLT, MBB, AGZ, MUB, GNMA)

Matt Tucker: The July 4th holiday is here, which naturally leads many of us to think about our fixed income portfolios. What, just me?
NYSE:GOVT July 5, 2012 11:19am

A Guide To MBS ETF Investing (MBB, MBG, VMBS)

Eric Dutram: Mortgage backed securities have long been feared by investors across the globe. Especially after the U.S subprime crisis back in mid 2007/2008 where these highly complex

NASDAQ:VMBS April 23, 2012 10:53pm

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