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Volume 2018 - Number 35

September 21, 2018

MBS Trading Sets a New Low for the Year. Rising Rates and Thin Profit Margins Cause Concerns

The average daily trading volume in agency MBS fell to just $188.4 billion in August, the lowest reading of the year and a possible sign of trouble ahead, according to figures compiled by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

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