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    FHA's share of new-home sales on the rise

    MarketWatch – 1:24 PM ET 04/27/2015

    WASHINGTON-- Mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration are making up a greater share of sales of new single-family homes, according to recent government data, in a sign that economic conditions and government actions may be expanding the pool of buyers in the housing market. Census Bureau reports that FHA, which insures mortgages with low down payments, backed 16% of sales of new single-family homes in the first quarter-- the greatest proportion in two years.

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    U.S. Fed balance sheet details for latest week

    Reuters – 4:30 PM ET 04/23/2015

    For details of the Federal Reserve's balance sheet, see: http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/Current/h41.pdf.

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    Foreign central banks' US debt holdings - Fed

    Reuters – 4:30 PM ET 04/23/2015

    For details of foreign central banks' holdings of U.S. marketable securities held at the Federal Reserve, see: http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/Current/h41.pdf.

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    BULLET: US TSYS SUMMARY: Treasuries gained Thursday amid.....

    Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets – 3:11 PM ET 04/23/2015

    US TSYS SUMMARY: Treasuries gained Thursday amid 1) Fairly good $18B 5Y note auction which drew a -0.335% rate, strong 61.5% indirects, mild 6.3% directs leaving only 32.3% for dealers to mop up; 2) Tsys saw late short-covering, 2) Tsys began higher, flatter then saw 10,000 June 10Y Tsy futures sold at 128-30.5 down to 128-30; 3) Early weakness linked to corp suply esp. big AT&T (T) deal, and some pre-auction shorts into the 5Y TIPS sale and also 5/10Y TIPS flatteners; 4) US swaps saw 30Y tighten 3.5 bps taken en tire curve with it, as supply hedged but then later few wanted to step up aside from some dealer payers in 5Y, 7Y swaps; 5) Dealers did more TSy flatteners in 5Y/30Y, 7Y/30Y on nice entry amid steepening, timing in auction cycle, ramp-up in corp cal; 5) Flows turned quiet then dealers sold 10Y; 6) Two block buys of 5,000 each in June 5Y reported ahead of Fannie Mae (FNMA) 5Y pricing as rate-locks unwound; 6) block seller of 5,000 June 5Y at 120-10.25 at 12:58pm ET, seller and likely unwind after prior block buys; 7) Light foreign real money buying occurred as US 10Y yields neared 2%; 8) Black box acct bought S&P Eminis on dips, while others were consistent buyers of cash 5Y notes; (More)

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    BULLET: US AGENCIES: Fannie Mae today released...............

    Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets – 1:35 PM ET 04/23/2015

    US AGENCIES: Fannie Mae (FNMA) today released distribution statistics for its newly priced (*) 5-yr Benchmark Note. By region, the US took the lion's share of the deal (82%), with fund managers taking nearly half (48%) among investor types. For more details, see: https://benchmarksyndication.fanniemae.com/bass/ActionDispatcher?the_action=Navi gateDealSummary&dealId=1902 - $4.0B *Fannie Mae Benchmark Note 5Y T+18 BAR/NOM/TDS

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    BULLET: US TSY/RECAP: US Tsys opened higher and flatter......

    Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets – 11:53 AM ET 04/23/2015

    US TSY/RECAP: US Tsys opened higher and flatter but out of the gates, high volume materialized in June 10Y with 10K sold at 128-30.5 down to 128-30. Early weakness was linked to corp supply exp big ATT deal while 5Y TIPS sale was on tap whereby some initiated 5/10Y flatteners. Swaps became a focus quick as 30Y tightened by 3.50 bps taking the entire curve with it as supply was hedged but amid tightening, players went dark with few willing to step aside from some dealer payers in 5Y and 7Y. Dealers initiated more Tsy flatteners with via 5/30Y and 7/30Y given nice entry amid steepening, timing in the auction cycle, and ramp in corp cal. Flows turned quiet quickly though dealers sold 10Y. Two block buys of 5,000 each in June 5Y were reported ahead of Fannie Mae's (FNMA) 5Y pricing as rate locks were unwound. As 10Y yields hovered just shy of 2%, some light foreign real money demand was seen in 10Y. German 30Y came under pressure amid some chatter of flattener unwinds. Swaps barely budged through the morning, remaining sharply tighter while in MBS spds were in line vs Tsys. Origination tagged at $1.25B, bulk in 3.5s and while pipeline hedgers sold 3.5s/3s while asset mgrs sold 4s and leveraged money 2-way in 4/3.5s and 4s/3s.

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    BULLET: US PIPELINE: A heavy wave of new investment-grade....

    Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets – 8:44 AM ET 04/23/2015

    US PIPELINE: A heavy wave of new investment-grade corporate bond deals in play thus far today on the calendar. And Fannie Mae (FNMA) set to sell its new Benchmark Note later this morning. - $TBD AT&T (Baa1/BBB+) 5Y FRN 3mL+fxd equiv? BAML/JPM/MS $TBD AT&T (Baa1/BBB+) 5Y fxd T+140 area? BAML/JPM/MS $TBD AT&T (Baa1/BBB+) 7Y T+155 area? BAML/JPM/MS $TBD AT&T (Baa1/BBB+) 10Y T+170 area? BAML/JPM/MS $TBD AT&T (Baa1/BBB+) 20Y T+220 area? BAML/JPM/MS $TBD AT&T (Baa1/BBB+) 31Y T+240 area? BAML/JPM/MS May be in 5-6 parts? $500M Sydney Airport (SYDDF) (Baa2/BBB) 10Y T+165 area? ANZ/BAML/JPM/SCOTIA $TBD Pelabuhan Indonesia (Baa3/BB+) 10Y 4.375%? ANZ/BNP/C/BAHANA/DANAR $TBD Pelabuhan Indonesia (Baa3/BB+) 30Y 5.50%? ANZ/BNP/C/BAHANA/DANAR $BM Korea Resources (A3/A+) 5Y T+100 area? BNP/C/HSBC (HSBC) $BM Fannie Mae Benchmark Note 5Y T+18.5 area? BAR/NOM/TDS

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    Fannie Mae or May Not: Analyst Insights Issued by BrokerBank Securities, Inc.

    PR Newswire – 7:00 AM ET 04/23/2015

    NEW YORK, April 23, 2015Federal National Mortgage Association a government-sponsored enterprise chartered by the United States Congress to support liquidity and stability in the secondary mortgage market, has been under pressure as a result of a weakening US housing market. About the Federal National Mortgage Association.

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    BofA questions judge's impartiality as it appeals big fraud verdict

    Reuters – 5:47 PM ET 04/22/2015

    Bank of America Corp (BAC) on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to toss a $1.27 billion penalty imposed in a mortgage fraud case, and in a rare move asked that the prominent Manhattan judge who oversaw its trial be replaced if the case were to continue.

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    BULLET: US PIPELINE: A long list of new investment-grade.....

    Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets – 9:16 AM ET 04/22/2015

    US PIPELINE: A long list of new investment-grade corporate and supra bond sales building today on the calendar. Also Fannie Mae (FNMA) is scheduled later this morning to announce its Benchmark Note issuance decision. - $500M #Africa Finance Corp (A3) 5Y T+320 144A Reg S C/MUFG/STAN/SC $350 Blackstone Holdings (A+/A+(F) 30Y 144A Reg S BAML/C/MS $TBD Harris Corp (Baa3/BBB-) 3Y C/MS $TBD Harris Corp (Baa3/BBB-) 5Y C/MS $TBD Harris Corp (Baa3/BBB-) 10Y C/MS $TBD Harris Corp (Baa3/BBB-) 20Y C/MS $TBD Harris Corp (Baa3/BBB-) 30Y C/MS $TBD Citigroup (Baa2/A-) 3Y FRN 3mL+ equiv? C $TBD Citigroup (Baa2/A-) 3Y fxd T+100 area? C $TBD Citigroup (Baa2/A-) 10Y T+150 area? C May be in 2-3 parts? $BM IBRD/World Bank (Aaa/AAA) 3Y Global MS-10 BAR/BMO/DB/NOM

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    BULLET: US DATA: Feb FHFA Home Price Index up 0.7 percent....

    Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets – 9:02 AM ET 04/22/2015

    US DATA: Feb FHFA Home Price Index up 0.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis. The previously reported 0.3 percent change in January remains unchanged. The FHFA HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC). From February 2014 to February 2015, house prices were up 5.4 percent. The U.S. index is 2.9 percent below its March 2007 peak and is roughly the same as the January 2006 index level. For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from January 2015 to February 2015 ranged from -1.3 percent in the East South Central division to +1.8 percent in the South Atlantic division. The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from +2.6 percent in the Middle Atlantic division to +6.9 percent in the Pacific division.

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    BULLET: US PIPELINE: Africa Finance Corp and IBRD in play....

    Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets – 8:27 AM ET 04/22/2015

    US PIPELINE: Africa Finance Corp and IBRD in play thus far today with new bond sales. Also Fannie Mae (FNMA) is scheduled later this morning to announce its Benchmark Note issuance decision. - $500M Africa Finance Corp (A3) 5Y T+322.5 +/-2.5? C/MUFG/STAN/SC 144A Reg S $BM IBRD/World Bank (Aaa/AAA) Global 3Y MS-10 BAR/BMO/DB/NOM

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    Fannie Mae Closes First Multifamily Deal to Benefit from its Green Building Certification Pricing Break

    PR Newswire – 1:00 PM ET 04/21/2015

    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015Fannie Mae (FNMA) today announced the first loan to close with its Multifamily Green Building Certification Pricing Break. "This transaction reinforces Fannie Mae's (FNMA) commitment to quality, affordable and sustainable rental housing in every market, every day," said Bob Simpson, Vice President of Fannie Mae's Multifamily Affordable, Green and Small Loans business.

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    BULLET: US: Representatives of mortgage insurance industry...

    Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets – 11:59 AM ET 04/21/2015

    US: Representatives of mortgage insurance industry and community bankers, at Realtors' conf on hsing problems, say excited by brand new Fannie Mae (FNMA) 'Homepath' program announced few days ago that will rebate 3% of home purchase price if homebuyers agree to undergo credit counseling. But a community organization representative, who has sued the state of Illinois over its credit counseling program, said the state program turned into a huge ripoff, costing those being counseled more than $1,000.

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    Fannie Mae Integrates Collateral Underwriter™ with Desktop Underwriter® and EarlyCheck™

    PR Newswire – 11:30 AM ET 04/20/2015

    WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015Fannie Mae (FNMA) today announced it has integrated Collateral Underwriter™ with the industry leading Desktop Underwriter® automated underwriting system and EarlyCheck™, the company's pre-delivery loan eligibility and data evaluation tool.

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    Q1 Economic Growth Measures Downsized, but Expected to Spring Forward

    PR Newswire – 9:00 AM ET 04/20/2015

    WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015Economic activity was suppressed in the first-quarter due largely to the West Coast port disruptions and difficult weather patterns across the Northeast, but the economy is expected to gain momentum throughout the spring and reach previously anticipated levels by year-end, according to Fannie Mae's  Economic & Strategic Research Group.

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    FHFA shelves plan to increase Fannie, Freddie guarantee fees

    MarketWatch – 4:15 PM ET 04/17/2015

    The regulator of federally backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) has mostly shelved a plan that would have increased the guarantee fees those firms charge lenders to buy their mortgages. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said there's "no compelling economic reason to change the general level of fees." The previous head of the FHFA, Edward DeMarco, had pushed for an increase of those fees to shrink the role of Fannie and Freddie in the mortgage market.

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    BULLET: US: Fannie Mae priced its fourth Multifamily DUS.....

    Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets – 1:52 PM ET 04/17/2015

    US: Fannie Mae (FNMA) priced its fourth Multifamily DUS REMIC in 2015 totaling $1.01 billion under its Fannie Mae Guaranteed Multifamily Structures (Fannie Mae GeMS) program on April 15, 2015. 10y collat had a DSCR of 1.74x and an LTV of 65.9%.

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    Fannie Mae Prices $1.01 Billion Multifamily DUS REMIC (FNA 2015-M7) Under Its GeMS™ Program

    PR Newswire – 1:48 PM ET 04/17/2015

    WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015Fannie Mae (FNMA) priced its fourth Multifamily DUS® REMIC in 2015 totaling $1.01 billion under its Fannie Mae Guaranteed Multifamily Structures program on April 15, 2015.

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    BULLET: US PIPELINE: /US CORPORATES/EARNINGS/US AGENCIES:....

    Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets – 12:38 PM ET 04/17/2015

    US PIPELINE: /US CORPORATES/EARNINGS/US AGENCIES: Investment-grade corporate bond syndicate managers anticipate around $15-20 billion in new issuance in the week ahead, as some companies comply with earnings season blackouts and others exit. Earnings season continues with reports in the early-mid part of the week, including from IBM (IBM), Morgan Stanley (MS), Amgen (AMGN), Du Pont, Harley-Davidson (HOG), Illinois Tool Works, Lockheed Martin (LMT), Yahoo (YHOO), eBay (EBAY), Facebook (FB) and McDonalds. Other potential near-term deals in the pipeline include African Finance Corp, Empresa Electrica Guacolda, Suncorp-Metway and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. In the agency bond market, Fannie Mae (FNMA) is scheduled Wed to announce its Benchmark Note issuance decision. Visit the US$ Credit Supply Pipeline for a full list of deals.

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