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IMFnews - September 22, 2017

What We’re Hearing: A GSE ‘Black Swan’? / More TBTF, Perhaps / A Dividing Issue: Zero Capital / Will Mnuchin Cut a Deal with Speculators? / Waiting on a Ginnie Mae Nominee (Still) / A New Business Home for Anne Canfield

By Paul Muolo

An impossible scenario, one that keeps Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt up a night? We shall see...

MBS Market Plugging Along, Banks and Overseas Buyers Top Investors in 2Q17

By John Bancroft

Commercial banks were one of the most active buyers of residential MBS during the April-June cycle...

Trade Groups Tell Treasury and FHFA: Legislation for GSE Reform, No Recap and Release

By Paul Muolo

In a research note published Friday, Cowen & Co. notes the letter is an indication these groups believe allowing the GSEs to retain capital will prolong the conservatorships.

Non-Agency MBS Issuance Constrained by a Lack of Supply

By Brandon Ivey

Matt Nichols, CEO of Deephaven Mortgage, a company that has issued nonprime MBS in recent years, said the main impediment to nonprime MBS is supply.

ATTOM: Home ‘Flips’ Decline – Along with Profits

By Sherry Muolo

ATTOM’s Daren Blomquist: “In markets where distressed discounts have largely dried up, flippers are showing more willingness to leverage financing when acquiring properties…”


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