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Volume 2017 - Number 44

November 17, 2017

Pending Tax Reform Has MBS Between ‘A Rock and a Hard Place,’ Analysts Say

Three analysts at Wells Fargo Securities discussed in a new report this week what could happen to the agency MBS market as a result of pending tax reform, one version of which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this week. As always, the devil is in the details; hence, the bitter in-fighting among entrenched interests on Capitol Hill.

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This weekly covers the secondary mortgage market, including mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities.



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Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.


The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.


The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.


Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.