CMO issuance drops off a cliff in June as rising US rates bite

According to Wells Fargo, monthly CMO issuance in June dropped to $8.9bn, representing roughly a $11bn decline versus May. The decline has been broad based, with fixed-rate pass through agency CMOs declining to $800m versus $3bn in May.

  • By Alexander Saeedy
  • 06 Jul 2018

CMOs are repackaged mortgage-backed securities that help investors better manage prepayment risk, which can prematurely cut off a stream of interest payments that long-term buyers seek to maximize returns.

However, there is little or no expectation that prepayments will pick up as interest rates rise, which eats ...

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