Issuance of expanded-credit MBS slowed somewhat in the second quarter but volume through the first half of the year more than doubled that seen in the first half of 2018. The sector remains hotter than the prime non-agency MBS market.
Issuance of prime non-agency MBS declined in the second quarter on a sequential basis, led by a drop in the volume of GSE-eligible loans going into the non-agency market. Only a handful of issuers were active in the second quarter.
Five expanded-credit MBS deals are due at the end of the second quarter. The issuers are Ellington Financial, New Residential, Seer Capital Management and affiliates of Caliber Home and Starwood Property.