Mortgage rates rose for the first time in 3 months

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From Bob Mason:

Mortgage rates rose for the first time in 12-weeks in the week ending 31st January. 30-year fixed rates increased by 1 percentage point to 4.46%, according to figures released by Freddie Mac.

NASDAQ:MBB February 4, 2019 3:42pm

As rates creep higher, mortgage applications retreat

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From ETF Trends:

The number of mortgage applications last week fell 2.7 percent compared to the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted index. However, volume was 3.3 percent higher than a year ago.

NASDAQ:MBB January 25, 2019 1:22pm

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

How Federal Reserve Tapering Will Affect Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBB)

From BlackRock: Even as the Federal Reserve reduces its investments in mortgage-backed securities, there are good reasons to be bullish on these assets. Karen explains.
NASDAQ:MBB December 11, 2017 8:31am

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

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

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

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

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

10 Reasons Why The U.S. Is On The Verge Of A Major Municipal Debt Crisis (MUB, MBB, XLF, PZA, TFI, BAB)

Michael Snyder:  Is America on the verge of a horrible municipal debt crisis?  Unfortunately, the answer is yes.  From coast to coast there are an increasing number of cities, towns and counties that are rapidly going broke.  Financial analyst Meredith Whitney took a lot of heat when her prediction of a

NYSE:BAB March 22, 2012 11:52am

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