Items Tagged with 'Compass Point Research & Trading Group'


  • Mortgage news wrap up

    Two Harbors taps into FHLB system; Anworth files 5M share repurchase authorization
    In the final days of 2013, the mortgage and real estate markets are prepping for a year of change and transition. HousingWire already sees companies on the move – tackling new changes and trying new strategies. Compass Point Research & Trading Group highlighted four movers and shakers this week.
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  • mREITs fail to match earnings estimates

    QE3 uncertainty, rising rates pressure market volatility
    Going into earnings season, many experts were cautious on the book values for agency and hybrid mortgage real estate investment trusts, fearing that significant volatility would spook the market into further deleveraging or hedging portfolios.
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  • Mel Watt's FHFA confirmation receives support

    Will Senate hear the calls to dethrone the current FHFA head?
    Currently, Rep. Mel Watt’s, D-N.C., nomination doesn’t have the necessary votes, but the situation remains incredibly fluid. Still, that hasn't stopped policymakers and advocacy groups from dropping breadcrumbs on the confirmation trail.
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  • Flagstar 'reps and warrants' deal may be coming with Fannie

    Bank spent 2013 inking agreements to compensate bond insurers
    Ed DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, has suggested the GSEs want to have all legacy reps and warrants claims finalized by the end of 2013, making it very likely a Flagstar put-back resolution is coming with Fannie Mae, market analysts suggest.
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