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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 – 10/13/2021

Good morning and happy hump day! It’s the only scheduled news release day this week, as we had Mortgage Applications for the week ending Oct. 8th at 6:00 a.m. central. We’re coming off 2 down weeks with a particular accent on last week’s -6.9%,...

Five Minute Maturity – 10/08/2021

Good morning and happy almost weekend! Everyone’s focus today is on Unemployment and Non-Farm Payroll. We’ll see if we can dig up some MBS news, as there are no scheduled releases. First up: a Bloomberg article about MBS trading volume is picking...

Five Minute Maturity – 10/06/2021

Good morning and happy hump day! We received the scheduled housing news as Mortgage Applications for the week ending Oct. 1 was released at 6:00 a.m. central time. Last wed., it read -1.1% and continued that trend with a weak -6.9% this morning....

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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