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Good morning and happy hump day. If it’s Wednesday it must be the day for Mortgage Applications, this one for the week ending May 14th. Last week we got +2.1%. At 6:00 a.m. central today we got +1.2%. Yesterday’s Housing Starts number (-9.5% overall) contributed to quite a bit of chatter this morning. The biggest blame for this pullback seems to be laid at the feet of the huge supply shortage and rising prices in the lumber market. No doubt this will contribute to more panic buying in the existing home market. The most interesting story on this, however, was in the details. In the single-family market the number was -13.4%. In the larger unit multi-family market, with 5-units or more (are you sitting down?), the breakout was +4.0%. Yep, you’re seeing that right. Apparently if you’re building a 200-unit rental complex there’s plenty of lumber. If we were conspiracy nuts that would almost look like someone would rather have us, as a country, renting as opposed to owning homes. Can you say Agenda 2030?

The bond market today is up small. The 10yr T-Note is +2/32 to yield 1.62%. In MBS 30yr FNMA 2.50% are +5/32 to yield 1.74%, which is +87 to the 5.2yr treasury curve. Remember to call us if you buy or sell MBS! Have a great day!

Cherry Picks

ARMS / FLOATERS

Cost
Average Life
Yield
Speed
Spread
Coupon
WAM
MTR
Loans
Factor
Caps
Floor
1 Yr. Libor
$104-28
1.91 yr
-0.22%
15% CPB
-52/z curve
2.492%
304
28
1,828
.5643
Periodic 5/2/5, Lifetime 7.484%
1.627%
+1.627
$10mm+ Fannie Mae 7/1 ARM 2.492% #841084 8/47 stated final

10 Year Fixed

Cost
Average Life
Yield
Speed
Spread
Coupon
# Loans
Origination
Type
WAM
Factor
$104-10
3.2 yr
.60%
402 PSA
+26/I curve
2.00%
1,109
2021
Fannie Major
118
1.0000
$2.1mm+ Fannie Mae 10yr am 2.00% #MA4368 5/31 stated final

15 Year Fixed

Cost
Average Life
Yield
Speed
Spread
Coupon
# Loans
Origination
Type
WAM
Factor
$103-24
4.2 yr
1.05%
254 PSA
+47/I curve
2.00%
17,399
2020
Fannie Major
168
.7772
$5.2mm+ Fannie Mae Dwarf 2.00% #MA4095 8/35 stated final

20 Year Fixed

Cost
Average Life
Yield
Speed
Spread
Coupon
# Loans
Origination
Type
WAM
Factor
$102-24
6.0 yr
1.49%
205 PSA
+51/I curve
2.00%
17,404
2020/2021
Fannie Major
238
.9967
$10mm+ Fannie Mae 20yr am 2.00% #MA4333 5/41 stated final

30 Year Fixed

Cost
Average Life
Yield
Speed
Spread
Coupon
# Loans
Origination
Type
WAM
Factor
$10-28
4.5 yr
1.84%
368 PSA
+119/I curve
3.50%
92
2020/2021
Fannie Major
355
.9392
$10mm Fannie Mae 30 yr am 3.50% #MA4296 2/51 stated final

Agency CMBS

Cost
Average Life
Yield
Speed
Coupon
Call Protection
Tier
GEO
DSCR
LTV
OCC
Factor
$105-10
10.0 yr
1.63% + 20/swaps
0% CPY
2.19%
108mo Yield Maintenance
2
OH
1.33
75.0%
94.4%
1.0000
$17.0mm FNMA 12/10 DUS #BL6689 2.19% coupon 5/2032 stated final

Agency CMO – 3 Year

Cost
Average Life
Yield
Speed
Spread
Collateral
Coupon
Band
Avg Life w/ rates +300
Factor
$103-30
2.7 yr
.95%
497 PSA
+70/I curve
Seasoned Fannie 30yr Jumbo 4.00%
2.50%
Busted PAC
7.6 yr
.3497
$5mm Fannie Mae "Busted PAC" 2.50% #FNR 17-2 KG 2/47 stated final

Agency CMO – 5 Year

Cost
Average Life
Yield
Speed
Spread
Collateral
Coupon
Band
Avg Life w/ rates +300
Factor
$105-30
4.4 yr
1.52%
282 PSA
+90/I curve
Seasoned Mixed
3.00%
Pass-Thru
6.50 yr
.2465
$6.6mm+ Freddie Mac "Pass-Thru" 3.00% #FNR 12-112 DA 10/42 stated final

Agency CMO – Long End

Cost
Average Life
Yield
Speed
Spread
Collateral
Coupon
Band
Avg Life w/ rates +300
Factor
$95-11
15.6 yr
2.36%
159 PSA
+45/I curve
New 30yr 2.00%
2.00%
Sequential
20.1 yr
1.0000
$12mm Freddie Mac "Sequential" 2.00% #5083 ML 3/51 stated final

Jim Tait is a registered representative with and offers securities through Hanover Securities, Inc. (Hanover), Member FINRA & SIPC. Although this information has been obtained from sources we believe reliable, we do not guarantee its accuracy, and it may be incomplete or condensed. This is for information purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security. Securities that may be shown are subject to availability and changes in price. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Changes in any assumptions may have a material effect on projected results.

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Although this information has been obtained from sources we believe reliable, we do not guarantee its accuracy, and it may be incomplete or condensed. This is for information purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security. Loans and/or Securities which may be shown are subject to availability and changes in price. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Changes in any assumptions may have a material effect on projected results. This information from Banes Capital Group (BCG) and/or Hanover Securities is for your private use, and was obtained from sources we believe to be reliable. However, we do not represent that this information is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied on as such. This information is for institutional investors only, and as such certain transactions may give rise to substantial risk and are not suitable for all investors. This information was based on current market indicators which may vary over time. We may from time to time buy or sell, or have long or short positions in loans or securities identical or related to those identified herein. 

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