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Mortgage History: Subprime Mortgage Crisis and Mortgage Derivatives

Half a decade on, and have we learned from the subprime mortgage crisis? Are mortgage derivatives now secure, and can investors purchase mortgage backed securities with confidence? There were lessons to be learned, but have we all learned them? There is no definitive answer to these questions. Even now, analysts disagree on the root causes […]

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How Mortgage Rates Are Affected by Mortgage Backed Securities

Mortgage rates are affected by mortgage backed securities, usually when the money supply significantly increases or reduces. It is important to distinguish between mortgage rates and the Federal Reserve interest rate, also known as the Discount Rate.  While the two tend to go hand in hand over the longer term, short-term variations can occur. We […]

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