People Get Ready! For The Federal Reserve to actually withdraw its massive stimulus.
I generally discuss that negative impact of rising mortgage rates on the housing market, but today I am focusing on the decline in agency mortgage-backed security prices due to rising mortgage rates.
Here is the uniform MBS price for a 3.5% coupon security. It is falling like a rock with anticipated Fed monetary tightening.
And duration risk is going to the moon! (That is, accelerating rapidly).
FNCL 3.5 coupon MBS has a WAC of 4.206 and a WAM (or WARM) of 359. Not to mention a factor 0.997.
At least energy prices are cooling thanks to China grinding to a halt with the latest Covid epidemic.
I wish The Fed would back off its allegedly ambitious tightening and soothe me.