Prepay Commentary

June MBS Prepayment Speeds

Different month, similar results. Again, mortgage prepayments posted broad increases. Regarding speeds next month, right now I think it is reasonable to expect prepays to more or less maintain current levels. In the following month though, given the recent, and somewhat sudden decline in rates, it is possible we could see further increases.

Single Security Initiative

June 3rd has come and gone, marking the “Go Live” date for the Single Security Initiative. As you may recall, this is a joint venture between Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to issue a single, Uniform, TBA-eligible Mortgage Backed Security. Freddie Mac’s offer to exchange certain eligible securities for Mirror (UMBS) certificates began last month. If you need a refresher, here is a link to a Strategic Insight authored in March.

Notables and Thoughts

Based on the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, 30- and 15-year fixed-rate mortgage rates are at their lowest levels since September and November 2017, respectively. From their 2018 peaks, 30- and 15-year mortgage rates are down 112 and 108bps, respectively.

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Kevin A. Smith, CFA

SVP, Director Investment Product Strategies

Vining Sparks

Adam Hofer

Analyst, Investment Product Strategies

Vining Sparks

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