MBS MARKET COMMENTARY
MCT’s Director of Analytics, Bill Berliner, writes a weekly summary of movements in the secondary market. The analysis includes an in-depth view of treasury yields, mortgage backed securities, note rates and more.
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Treasuries closed the week with a small rally that left the 10-year yield below 2.60% for the first time since early January. The yield curve flattened modestly, with the 2-10 year spread about 1.5 basis points tighter at +15 while the 2-5 year spread also flattened (inverted) by another basis point to -4.3 bps.read more
Treasury yields dropped on the week, reflecting signs of economic weakness on the horizon and a weak February employment report. View MBS Weekly Market Profile Report *The MBS Weekly Market Profile Report corresponds to the commentary below.* Treasury yields dropped...read more
Treasury rallied again last week, pushing the yield on the 10-year note to 3.076% on Friday, its lowest level since October 2nd. The rally was spurred by another bout of volatility in the equity markets, as well as nervousness caused by a rash of mailbombs sent to U.S. political figures. The rally in intermediate and long-term Treasuries served to flatten most of the yield curve; the 2-10 spread contracted by about 2 basis points to +27, although the 10-30 spread widened by 5 basis points to +23.5.read more
September 21, 2018 Stocks are hovering near all time highs in the AM as investors patiently await the rebalancing of major sectors. The Global Industry Classification Standard will shuffle some internet and media stocks into a new distinction called “communication...read more