ETF Spotlight: Mortgage-Backed Securities | Page 2 of 2 | ETF Trends

The Latest News:

  • Pre-crisis mortgage-backed securities are attracting more attention.
  • “We’ve seen strong demand for those assets recently,” Dan Adler, a senior portfolio manager at Amundi Smith Breeden, said in a CBNC article.
  • The pre-crisis MBS have improved since the U.S home prices bottomed out in early 2012.
  • However, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the securities may not find enough demand as the Federal Reserve is no longer the largest purchaser of agency mortgage backed securities, reports HousingWire.
  • The U.S. Congress is cogitating on relinquishing control over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • “If Congress cannot agree on a smooth, more certain path forward, I urge you, Director Watt, to engage the Treasury Department in talks to end the conservatorship,” Tim Johnson, the South Dakota Democrat who originally wrote a bill to eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, said, Bloomberg reports.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.