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Five Minute Maturity

Tracking trends in mortgage-backed securities

MBS guru Jim Tait serves up weekly Cherry Picks with a side of fresh advice. Find out what Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are up to, and where the market’s heading.  

Five Minute Maturity – 10/17/2022

Good morning and happy Monday! Today will be short and sweet as our housing data picks up tomorrow. We’ll have three solid days in a row, beginning with the builders. In the bond market today, prices are on the move higher. 10yr T-Notes are +13/32...

Five Minute Maturity – 10/12/2022

Good morning and happy hump day! This week's only piece of housing news was Mortgage Applications from earlier today. It came in -2.00%, making it a negative number in 14 of the past 20 releases. Bonds today are marginally higher, with 10yr T-Notes...

Five Minute Maturity – 10/06/2022

Good morning. Today we got Mortgage Applications at -14.2% This is the biggest down number on this indicator since 3/27/20 when we saw -27.4% and 4/3/20 at -17.9%, at the outset of COVID. This is also now down 11 of the past 14 weeks. This is our...

Bond Market Review

In-depth macro market commentary

Learn from veteran financial analyst Doug Ingram who breaks down politics, the Federal Reserve, consumer confidence, and the various factors impacting US rates markets and the economy through our affiliate administrative firm, Banes Capital Group.

Jewels & Pools

SBA pool experience you can count on

Dive in to the world of SBA pools. 25-year industry veteran Joel Banes analyzes prepayment speeds and other GGL performance factors.

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