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Mortgage-Backed Securities and Collaterized Mortgage Obligations


Securitization* is the process of creating securities by pooling together various cash-flow producing financial assets. These securities are then sold to investors. Securitization, in its most basic form, is a method of financing assets...

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   Topic 1: Securitization: An Overview
Topic 2: Mortgage Securities: An Overview
Topic 3: The Building Blocks of Mortgage-Backed Securities
Topic 4: A Different Sort of Bond: Prepayment Rates and Average Lives
Topic 5: Agency vs. Private Label
Topic 6: Interest Rates and Yields on Mortgage Securities
Topic 7: Mortgage Security Types
Topic 8: Types of CMOs
Topic 9: Tax Considerations
Topic 10: Minimum Investments, Transaction Costs and Liquidity
Topic 11: Important Considerations for Investing in Mortgage Securities
Topic 12: Comparison of Pass-Through Mortgage Securities Characteristics
Topic 13: Comparison of CMO/REMIC Mortgage Securities Characteristics
Topic 14: Glossary

* Terms that appear in italics are defined in the glossary found at the end of this guide.
Municipal Bonds Proceed to Topic 1

NOTE:All information and opinions contained in this publication were produced by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) from our membership and other sources believed by SIFMA to be accurate and reliable. By providing this general information, SIFMA is neither recommending investing in securities, nor providing investment advice for any investor. Due to rapidly changing market conditions and the complexity of investment decisions, please consult your investment advisor regarding investment decisions.

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