Investors See Value in Pre-Crisis RMBS

A recent article in Bloomberg detailed increasing market preference for subprime and Alt-A mortgage-backed securities, which have gained 6.9 percent and 5.5 percent in value in 2017, respectively. With default rates at a post-crisis low of 0.6 percent, down from a peak of 5.7 percent in 2009, investors are starting to see subprime mortgages as a safer, higher yield alternative to other options like corporate credit.

 
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