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Volume 2019 - Number 11

March 15, 2019

Fannie and Freddie WAC Spreads Widening

The difference between the weighted average coupon on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac MBS soared to an average of 10 basis points in January, with Fannie pools showing consistently higher spreads. According to a report by Wells Fargo Securities last month, the wide gap may be because Fannie is offering sweeter guarantee-fee buy-up/buy-down deals to some issuers.

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



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