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Events and Webinars; GDP Primer; Rates at 2014 Levels

Posted To: Pipeline Press

“A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money,” was never actually uttered by Illinois politician Everett Dirksen. ("Oh, I never said that. A newspaper fella misquoted me once, and I thought it sounded so good that I never bothered to deny it.") The big news late Friday was the CFPB & OCC announcing a settlement with Wells Fargo for auto-loan administration and mortgage practices – all lenders need adequate compliance or risk management programs, right? Wells Fargo said that the company would adjust its first quarter 2018 preliminary financial results by an additional accrual of $800 million, which is not tax deductible. According to the CFPB's consent orders, apart from paying the fine, Wells Fargo will remediate harmed consumers and undertake...(read more)

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MBS Week Ahead: 10yr at 3%: The Most Overrated--Possibly Even Meaningless--Ceiling

Posted To: MBS Commentary

I'm going to be surly this week about the way the bond market is covered in the financial media. Many of the articles to which I take exception will appear in the live news stream on MBS Live and Mortgage News Daily. They are there for reference and/or "target practice," if you take my meaning. And I'm not talking about plinking cans in the 3rd grade at my buddy Tim's house (he had dirt bikes too!). I'm talking more like a heavy explosives demonstration. So please, stay behind the safety glass, put on your protective eyewear, and observe. Target 1: The Notion That High Rates Hurt Stocks: No matter how many times someone writes this in a news article--no matter how many times a talking head claims this on the TV--it never becomes true. I mean, I guess it could become...(read more)

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MBS RECAP: Bonds Surge to Weakest Levels since 2014

Posted To: MBS Commentary

10yr yields hit the highest levels in more than 4 years this afternoon as bigger-picture selling pressure looks to be taking the reigns back from the Springtime consolidation that helped rates hold steady-to-slightly lower in March. There are no big, obvious reasons for the sudden spike in rates. We're left to cobble together a narrative from boring, esoteric stuff like an "imbalance in trading positions," anxiety over the data, earnings, and bond supply next week, and the end of a few days of extra help from tax deadline retirement account funding. Or, if you'd like to go with fewer words , it's no less valid to say that technicals and momentum are the culprits. In other words, bonds were in a consolidation trend. They tested the ceiling, broke the ceiling, and have been...(read more)

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