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Volume 2014 - Number 5

February 7, 2014

RMBS Interest Shortfalls Continued Steady Uptick In 2013 as Market Continues Purging Bad Mortgages

Interest shortfalls in the residential MBS space continued to drift higher across different collateral types, tranche types and vintages throughout 2013, according to Morningstar Credit Ratings. “As of the December 2013 remittance cycle, nearly one out of five deals (19.1 percent) in our sample experienced a shortfall in at least one tranche,” Morningstar said in a recent report. Interest shortfalls take place...

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


Not in my lifetime.


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