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  • MBS UPDATE: Post FOMC Selling Holding

    by Matthew Graham on January 28 2009, 2:52 PM
    4.0's down 12 on the day at 100-01 4.5's down 6 at 101-12 5.0's down 4 at 102-06
  • MBS ALERT: More Selling

    by AQ on January 28 2009, 2:51 PM
    No statement surprises. They remain ready to do whatever it takes to avoid a catostrophic financial firesale. The FOMC "stands ready" to purchase longer term Treasuries and will continue with its MBS Purchase Program and may even EXPAND the...
  • MBS ALERT: FOMC Statement

    by AQ on January 28 2009, 2:14 PM
    Commentary to follow...QE isn't going anywhere. MBS prices very close to pre-announcement levels FEDERAL RESERVE PRESS RELEASE Release Date: January 28, 2009 For immediate release The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target...
  • MBS ALERT: Reprices Looming

    by AQ on January 28 2009, 1:40 PM
    Up, Down, Right , Down....no that is not the Contra cheat code its how the stack has performed so far today... Fn 4.0-> -0-09 to 100-04 Fn 4.5-> -0-06 to 101-12 Gn 4.5-> -0-10 to 101-11 Fn 5.0-> -0-08 to 102-02 Gn 5.0-> -0-11 to 102-07...
  • MBS UPDATE: T minus 60 min

    by AQ on January 28 2009, 12:46 PM
    Twas the hour before Fed announcement and not a trader was stirring...plus its lunch time. So the selling has stabilized Fn 4.0-> +0-00 to 100-13 Fn 4.5-> +0-01 to 101-19 Gn 4.5-> -0-01 to 101-20 Fn 5.0-> +0-01 to 102-11 Gn 5.0-> -0-01...
  • MBS ALERT: Selling Off

    by AQ on January 28 2009, 11:05 AM
    Welp that didn't take long to turn around. Seeing some selling now. Nervous Nelly/Aggressive lenders may reprice for the worse.. Fn 4.0-> -0-01 to 100-12 Fn 4.5-> -0-01 to 101-17 Gn 4.5-> -0-03 to 101-18 Fn 5.0-> -0-00 to 102-10 Gn 5.0...
  • MBS MORNING: Quiet Rally

    by AQ on January 28 2009, 10:22 AM
    Ahead of the FOMC there is a slight down in coupon bias.... Fn 4.0-> +0-04 to 100-17 Fn 4.5-> +0-03 to 101-21 Gn 4.5-> +0-01 to 101-22 Fn 5.0-> +0-03 to 102-13 Gn 5.0-> +0-02 to 102-20 Fn 5.5-> +0-01 to 102-26 Gn 5.5-> +0-00 to 102...
  • MBS OPEN: Price Update

    by AQ on January 28 2009, 9:03 AM
    Good Morning....here is a price update while I write morning commentary. Been a slow morning so far.... Fn 4.0-> +0-00 to 100-13 Gn 4.0-> -0-00 at 100-18 Fn 4.5-> +0-00 to 101-18 Gn 4.5-> -0-01 to 101-20 Fn 5.0-> -0-01 to 102-09 Gn 5.0...
  • MBS UPDATE: Loud Cheers Recorded

    by AQ on January 27 2009, 9:04 PM
    At the close... Fn 4.0-> +0-13 to 100-13 Gn 4.0-> +0-13 at 100-18 Fn 4.5-> +0-08 to 101-18 Gn 4.5-> +0-07 to 101-21 Fn 5.0-> +0-05 to 102-10 Gn 5.0-> +0-05 to 102-18 Fn 5.5-> +0-03 to 102-25 Gn 5.5-> +0-02 to 102-28 Fn 6.0->...
  • MBS UPDATE: Reprices Coming!!!

    by AQ on January 27 2009, 1:29 PM
    Down in Coupon Rally in the TBA MBS market....reprices for the better have been reported. More should be on the way.... Fn 4.0-> +0-10 to 100-10 Fn 4.5-> +0-06 to 101-16 Gn 4.5-> +0-04 to 101-18 Fn 5.0-> +0-04 to 102-08 Gn 5.0-> +0-05 to...
  • MBS MORNING: Lingering Stagnation Stagnates

    by AQ on January 27 2009, 10:24 AM
    Fn 4.0-> +0-02 to 100-01 Fn 4.5-> +0-01 to 101-11 Gn 4.5-> +0-01 to 101-13 Fn 5.0-> +0-01 to 102-05 Gn 5.0-> +0-00 to 102-12 Fn 5.5-> +0-00 to 102-23 Gn 5.5-> -0-01 to 102-25 Fn 6.0-> +0-00 to 103-10 Gn 6.0-> -0-03 to 103-04...
  • MBS OPEN: Price Update

    by AQ on January 27 2009, 8:28 AM
    Good Morning All...check out last night end of day post if you missed it. READ HERE Fn 4.0-> +0-01 to 100-01 Fn 4.5-> +0-00 to 101-10 Gn 4.5-> +0-00 to 101-13 Fn 5.0-> +0-01 to 102-05 Gn 5.0-> +0-00 to 102-12 Fn 5.5-> +0-01 to 102-23...
  • MBS UPDATE: Patiently Waiting...again

    by AQ on January 26 2009, 7:32 PM
    Stagnation in TBA MARKET. Bleh! Fn 4.0-> -0-04 to 99-26 Fn 4.5-> -0-02 to 101-08 Fn 5.0-> -0-02 to 102-03 Fn 5.5-> -0-02 to 102-21 Fn 6.0-> -0-02 to 103-09 Last week Treasuries sold off on expected record gov. debt issuances, the Federal...
  • MBS CLOSE: Boring, Stagnant day

    by Matthew Graham on January 26 2009, 3:32 PM
    4.0 down a tick to 99-30 4.5 down a tick to 101-09 5.0 down a tick to 102-04
  • MBS UPDATE: Sittin Sideways...

    by AQ on January 26 2009, 1:07 PM
    Fn 4.0-> -0-02 to 99-29 Fn 4.5-> -0-01 to 101-09 Gn 4.5-> -0-04 to 101-10 Fn 5.0-> -0-01 to 102-04 Gn 5.0-> -0-05 to 102-09 Fn 5.5-> -0-01 to 102-22 Gn 5.5-> -0-02 to 102-24 Fn 6.0-> -0-04 to 103-07 Gn 6.0-> -0-04 to 103-04
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