If you have wondered why mortgage rates have been climbing, falling, and climbing again, here is a great view into the current mortgage backed securities marketâ€¦
Mortgage backed securities have done three virtual freefalls in the last week and a half, only 8 trading days. Since MBS pricing is what drives mortgage rates, those freefalls resulted in spikes higher in mortgage rates and the subsequent climbs in MBS prices have brought rates down a bit and set up the next â€œdiveâ€.
While Sheikra, which I think still boasts the largest freefall of a dive coaster (205 feet), only has two freefalls built into it, the rollercoaster ride in the mortgage backed securities market has already had three and the ride is likely far from over. If you would like to read more of my analyses of the markets and what may lie ahead, check out these postsâ€¦