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Volume 2014 - Number 6

February 13, 2014

Downloads Available: Short-Sellers Target Selected Nonbank Mortgage Stocks

Short-Sellers Targeting Select Mortgage Stocks; PHH, Now for Sale, Is One of Them

Speculators, in the form of “short-sellers,” are zeroing in on the mortgage industry, including some of the fastest-growing servicers of the past two years: Nationstar Mortgage, Ocwen Financial, and Walter Investment Management Corp. But one mortgage stock being shorted more than any of these is PHH Corp., the parent company of PHH Mortgage, the nation’s seventh largest originator. According to figures compiled by Standard & Poor’s, as of early February, speculators had sold short 17.2 million shares of PHH common. As a ratio of shares outstanding in PHH, this comes...[Includes one data chart]

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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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