CoreLogic: Foreclosure inventory tumbles 35%

CoreLogic: Foreclosure inventory tumbles 35%

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Items Tagged with 'Bond market'


$640 million in subprime-boom bonds coming to market

Two lists of “major” non-agency RMBS to bid separately
July 28, 2014
"My sense is that this is related to general risk reduction ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC announcement, Friday’s non-farm payroll report, and month end," David Varano of Interactive Data said. "Additionally, this could also be driven by certain investors looking to test the market after it appeared to easily absorb those two massive bid lists last week in order to gauge current demand levels."
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BlackRock brings largest mortgage bond auction since 2010

$3.7 billion sale is "all or nothing”
July 14, 2014
The sale is scheduled to take place on Tuesday and is the largest auction of its type since 2010. Dealers must bid on the entire block of bonds, either to hold on their own books or to fill client orders.
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Mortgage bond traders dismiss weak economic reports

Agency bonds up despite day’s “bad news”
May 29, 2014
Bond traders “appeared quick to dismiss the uninspiring reading given historically harsh winter weather during the period,” according to Interactive Data.
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Federal Reserve: Big banks have one, key advantage over others

Perceived lack of risk sure saves big bucks
March 25, 2014
And doing business as a too-big-to-fail bank means more money transactions by volume, compared to smaller banks. Mix that with a perception that the big bank is too-big-to-fail and investors show favoritism.
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The value in today’s bond market

September 30, 2013
In a recent interview, Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-chief investment officer for Pimco, said America is at a place it's never been, with central banks experimenting in unprecedented ways. In light of this, El-Erian provided advice on how to move forward.
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Fed shakes up the bond market

September 19, 2013
The bond market is adjusting to the Fed’s decision to delay QE tapering, with analysts expecting mortgage rates to remain low for the time being.
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Is investing in housing a losing proposition?

Atlanta Fed researchers question conventional wisdom
August 13, 2013
Housing may not be the great investment many think it is -- even with stocks performing unevenly and bond prices falling, CNBC claims in a new report.
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Private-label RMBS issuance may begin to run out of steam

July 15, 2013
Private-label residential mortgage-backed securities outperformed most fixed-income markets in the first half of year as rising home prices and lower interest rates made the bonds attractive...
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More REIT pressure on mortgage bond pricing to come

July 10, 2013
Real estate investment trusts with heavy investments in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bonds are currently feeling the squeeze from the recent spike in 10-year Treasury...
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Zillow expects a lot of interest rate volatility to come

June 25, 2013
Mortgage rates are skyrocketing with one real estate firm reporting a 50-basis point hike for the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage in just the past week.That honor goes...
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