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Volume 2014 - Number 10

March 14, 2014

New Jumbo MBS Gaining Favor Among MBS Analysts, Supply and Liquidity Still Concerns

Two investment banks recently began to recommend AAA tranches of new jumbo MBS to their structured-finance investor clients. The recommendations come as a change of pace for the analysts that usually suggest investing in vintage non-agency MBS or the plethora of agency MBS options. Analysts at Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank Securities separately recommended investing in new jumbo MBS in recent weeks. Barclays said the securities are a better buy at the moment than agency MBS eligible for the to-be-announced market. “We believe...

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