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Complacency seeps in as Fed stops buying MBS

March 30, 2010

Investors seem remarkably relaxed about the end of the U.S. Federal Reserve's $1.25 trillion program to buy mortgage-backed bonds guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Private MBS market may soon crawl out of bunker

March 11, 2010

The U.S. private-label mortgage bond market may be about to crawl out of its bunker. The housing-induced credit crisis bombarded it into hiding almost two years ago. But a handful of firms, independently of each other, are working on deals that could hit the market by June.

ABS recovery still a way off

October 27, 2009

Is mortgage securitisation making a comeback? Nationwide Building Society has just sold 3.5 billion pounds of mortgage-backed bonds, just the second deal this year after a similar transaction by Lloyds last month.