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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 – 09/23/2022

Good morning and happy Friday! Once again, we don't have any housing data today. In MBS, we're moving to the FNMA 5.00% this morning as our new current coupon. Even though 5.00%'s have only about half the production of 4.50%, we've sold off to a...

Five Minute Maturity – 09/21/2022

Good morning and happy Fed hump day! We finished our scheduled housing data with Mortgage Applications for the week ending Sep. 16 and Existing Home Sales for Aug. They were coming off -1.2% and -5.9%, respectively, on their previous releases. The...

Five Minute Maturity – 09/19/2022

Good morning and happy Monday! This week we're back into housing data. We'll start today by hearing from the home builders, as the NAHB released their Housing Market Index for Sep. Aug. put in a 49; the surveys were expecting a 47 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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