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MCT is a leader in the secondary market and mortgage industry space. Since 2001 we have grown from a mortgage pipeline hedging specialist into a fully-integrated provider of capital markets services and technology, constantly with a finger on the pulse on secondary market trends and news. Throughout these transformative years, we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and are eager to share that all with you. From webinar recaps to weekly market updates, stay updated by browsing our extensive blog content collection.

5 Strategies for Improving Profitability in the Current Market

5 Strategies for Improving Profitability in the Current Market

Register and attend on February 20, 2019 at 11AM Pacific for actionable tactics that address both short and long-term profitability. The webinar will be moderated by Chris Anderson, CAO of MCT, and feature panelists James Deitch, CEO and Co-Founder of TeraVerde, and Bill Berliner, Director of Analytics at MCT.

MCT Announces Bid Pricing on Open Pipelines in Collaboration with Leading Investors

MCT Announces Bid Pricing on Open Pipelines in Collaboration with Leading Investors

Lenders using MCT’s loan pipeline management software, MCTlive!, received bid tape pricing at the loan level on their open pipeline in year-end mark-to-market reports, a major improvement over the rate sheet and direct trade pricing typically used for this purpose and the first step in addressing a recent crisis in derivative asset pipeline valuation.

MSR Valuations in Today’s Market

MSR Valuations in Today’s Market

View the webinar on MSR valuations using MSRlive!, a mortgage servicing rights software built to help MSR professionals manage their portfolio.

Bid Tape AOT Executions Explained

Bid Tape AOT Executions Explained

Join us in this educational post as we recap the best information on these new delivery options introduced in our industry webinar on October 11th, 2018. “Under the right conditions, bid tape AOT offers a prescriptive economic value over other executions.”

What Caused Lender Profit Margin Compression in 2018?

What Caused Lender Profit Margin Compression in 2018?

We are proud to introduce our latest whitepaper, What Caused the Lender Profit Margin Compression? by Bill Berliner, for those who are interested in diving into MCT client and market data. We’ll discuss lender competition, decreasing volumes, increased interest rates, and weakening of relative pricing of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) as contributors.

Mortgage Loan Officer Commission Structure: Margins & Management

Mortgage Loan Officer Commission Structure: Margins & Management

In this webinar recap, we will summarize the discussions of our panelists who explain: two drivers of margin compression in the market today, why LO commission management matters for keeping your business profitable, and how to eradicate inefficiencies in calculating LO commissions by leveraging a technology solution.

How to Hedge Long-Term Interest Rate Locks

How to Hedge Long-Term Interest Rate Locks

Expanding a lender’s pipelines of long-term locks allows them to access new sources of production a grow their businesses. This whitepaper will address MCT’s approach to conceptualizing the different risks associated with long-term locks and then hedging the exposure by using TBA forward contracts and/or exchange-traded options.

Eustis Mortgage Upgrades Loan Sales Process with BAM

Eustis Mortgage Upgrades Loan Sales Process with BAM

In a recent discussion, one of our clients, Timothy Ieyoub, SVP of Capital Markets at Eustis Mortgage, was so excited to share how his company’s loan sale process improved after the Bid Auction Manager (BAM) introduction that we have created a case study to share his experience. We will be reviewing his before and after experience to illustrate the improvement of Eustis Mortgage’s loan sales process.

Intro to Hedging a MSR Portfolio

Intro to Hedging a MSR Portfolio

Explore why hedging MSRs is practiced and what significant risks and costs can be accrued by not hedging MSRs. By busting the common myths and bringing this complex topic down to earth, we hope to equip the reader with the confidence needed to take the first step for their own business. Use the Hedging Barometer tool to know if you should hedge MSRs and when is the best time to begin.

Improve Your Margins with Mandatory Trading (Panel Recap)

Improve Your Margins with Mandatory Trading (Panel Recap)

Learn how you can improve your margins regardless of market move through mandatory trading from experts in the field in our panel recap. Greatly increase your industry knowledge and outlook on future capital markets trends and mandatory trading using this article.

Economic Outlook 2018: Interest Rates, Volume, and Market Volatility (Panel Recap)

Economic Outlook 2018: Interest Rates, Volume, and Market Volatility (Panel Recap)

Learn the perspectives of top capital markets leaders on the future direction of the housing market, interest rates, market volatility, and the economy as a whole in the wake of tax reform. This Economic Outlook Panel recap is from the February 6, 2018 TMBA Southern Secondary Market Conference and features MCT’s COO Phil Rasori along with other industry experts.

Tax & Escrows: Calculation & Impact on Servicing Values

Tax & Escrows: Calculation & Impact on Servicing Values

Oversimplifying escrow calculations in servicing valuations can cause buyers and sellers of servicing to underestimate or overestimate their escrow balances. This happens because the traditional method of valuation takes the “average” monthly escrow...

Outsourcing Mortgage Operations

Outsourcing Mortgage Operations

In this live webinar recording and recap, you will learn a model for leveraging outsourcing in all stages of the mortgage origination cycle and why outsourcing is a tool of the largest mortgage companies and aggregators to increase their profitability.

What the FINRA 4210 Mark to Market Rule Means for Lenders

What the FINRA 4210 Mark to Market Rule Means for Lenders

This video recap of the full webinar with Glen Corso, Executive Director of the CMLA, and Phil Rasori, Chief Operating Officer at Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT) gathers a comprehensive understanding of what you need to know about this new rule, what it will mean for your company, and what you can do to minimize any negative impact to your company from the rule.

Trends In Secondary Execution: Big Data, Big Execution

Trends In Secondary Execution: Big Data, Big Execution

Learn how data-driven execution of closed loan collateral has enabled aggregators to price loans more efficiently than ever before. Download the full article from Secondary Marketing Executive magazine written by MCT’s COO, Philip Rasori.

Hedging Considerations for Secondary Market Trends | CMBA Panel Presentation by Phil Rasori

Hedging Considerations for Secondary Market Trends | CMBA Panel Presentation by Phil Rasori

This is our recap of the first of two different panel sessions Phil Rasori participated in at the California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA) 45th Annual Western Secondary Market Conference show in San Francisco at the Westin St. Francis Hotel from July 19 – 21. The presentation answered the question – “What is going on with the hedging market as related to granularity in the pricing of the mortgage asset?”

Yield & Arbitrage Theory – Risk Management Part 2

Yield & Arbitrage Theory – Risk Management Part 2

Servicing Insights Vol. 5 will explore how to tackle the uncertainty of interest rates which lead to uncertainty about the future values of your asset. Utilizing examples of both horse race and Superbowl betting strategies to review the concept of how to use averages to compute a price for your uncertain assets.

Appropriate Discounting Methodology – Risk Management Part 1

Appropriate Discounting Methodology – Risk Management Part 1

In Servicing Insights Vol. 4, we will focus on finding what is the appropriate discounting methodology. This covers the basics of cash flow return analysis and reviewing static vs. dynamic yield. Learn detailed aspects of servicing valuation & modeling for experienced mortgage bankers.

Hedging Note Rates That Transcend Coupons

Hedging Note Rates That Transcend Coupons

Learn from our experts why many hedge models are missing the mark when assigning price sensitivity to the asset prices of certain note rates. Download the full article from Secondary Marketing Executive magazine written by Philip Rasori.