Market Summary & Outlook 2020

In this annual white paper we review a few recent market developments in January 2020 and explore trends in the mortgage and capital markets that have the greatest potential to impact mortgage lending this year. 

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In this whitepaper, we reflect on how events of 2019, such as the trade dispute with China, an inverted yield curve, and U.S. equity markets end of year rally, will inform our predictions for 2020. 

About the White Paper:

Download our Market Summary & Outlook 2020 to learn:

  • What happened in 2019 and why it matters in 2020 forecasts
  • How the inverted yield curve, trade wars, and elections may impact the financial market in 2020
  • What to expect regarding lending margins and Federal Reserve rate increases in 2020

Download our white paper today to learn the forecast for 2020!

“The general consensus at the end of 2019 was that the U.S. economy was performing fairly well, with low unemployment and steady (if not spectacular) growth..”

Bill Berliner, Director of Analytics reflecting on 2019 in the “Market Summary & Outlook 2020” Whitepaper

About the Author:

Bill Berliner, Director of Analytics at Mortgage Capital Trading

As Director of Analytics, Bill Berliner is tasked with developing new products and services, enhancing existing solutions, and helping to expand MCT’s footprint as the preeminent industry leader in secondary marketing capabilities for lenders. Mr. Berliner has almost 35 years of experience in a variety of areas within the financial markets and secondary marketing. He brings extensive knowledge of fixed income trading and structuring, research and analysis, risk management, and esoteric asset valuation.

Mr. Berliner has also written extensively on mortgages, MBS, and the capital markets. He is the co-author, with Frank Fabozzi and Anand Bhattacharya, of Mortgage-Backed Securities: Products, Structuring, and Analytical Techniques, which was named one of the top ten finance texts in 2007 by RiskBooks. He has written and edited chapters for The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities, The Handbook of Fixed-Income Securities, Securities Finance, and The Encyclopedia of Financial Models, and co-authored papers published in The Journal of Structured Finance and American Securitization. He also wrote the monthly “In My View” column for Asset Securitization Report from 2008-2012.

Bill Berliner, Director of Analytics at MCT