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Mortgage-backed security market to make a comeback in 2017

Higher interest rates facilitate return of securitization economics
While the housing market slowly recovered after the recession, the residential mortgage-backed security market did not. There were several reasons for the stagnation, including the market dominance from the GSEs. However, the RMBS market is preparing to make a comeback in 2017.
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AAA ratings return for non-prime mortgage bonds. Crisis redux? Maybe not

Feature of new RMBS deal builds in greater protections for bond buyers
The world of post-crisis mortgage bond trading is about to change, as a new mortgage bond is set to hit the market that features loans that would be considered non-prime, and also carries AAA ratings – a post-crisis first. Both Fitch Ratings and DBRS handed the deal AAA ratings on the largest tranche of the deal, but the deal is not a return to the pre-crisis world of credit ratings, at least not yet.
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Prime jumbo mortgage bonds are disappearing. Here's why

DBRS report shows new issuance falling off a cliff
Recent reports showed that rate at which new mortgage bonds enter the market is slowing considerably in 2016. But just how dry is the well getting? Incredibly dry, especially if you’re an investor looking for a prime jumbo mortgage bond.
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DBRS: The future is bright for jumbo mortgage bonds

Number of issuers growing; positive trends emerging
Despite a drop in the number of prime jumbo residential mortgage-backed securitizations from 2013 to 2014, several trends are beginning to emerge that show the future of jumbo mortgage bonds is strong, DBRS said in a new report.
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DBRS positive on JPMorgan’s jumbo-ARM mortgage bonds

Offering receives second round of AAA ratings
DBRS is joining Fitch Ratings in awarding AAA ratings to a massive residential mortgage-backed securitization backed entirely by adjustable-rate mortgages from JPMorgan Chase & Co. The offering is backed by 913 adjustable-rate mortgages with a total balance of $940.1 million.
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Two Harbors launching this year's first jumbo RMBS

$279.5 million offering receives AAA ratings
Agate Bay Mortgage Trust 2015-1 is backed by 406 loans with a total principal balance of $279,487,083 and an average loan balance of $688,392. Fitch Ratings and DBRS both issued presale reports for the offering and both awarded nearly $260 million in AAA ratings to the offering.
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Latest jumbo RMBS from Credit Suisse awarded AAA ratings

DBRS cites high quality borrowers as strength of deal
“This transaction exhibits high-quality credit attributes such as low loan-to-value ratios, strong borrower credit and full documentation on substantially all loans,” DBRS said in its presale report. “In addition, the pool contains no interest-only loans and no investment properties.”
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