After a bright start, US mortgage-backed securities face a sunnier year in which this fixed income asset class could reverse part of the gloomy outcome of a challenging and volatile 2022. With the peak in inflation behind us and the end of the US Federal Reserve’s rate rising cycle in sight, investors have an opportunity to benefit from a likely bounce-back.
In this Talking heads podcast, John Carey, head of structured securities, tells chief market strategist Daniel Morris that the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) segment now presents a reasonable choice for fixed income investors. It offers the prospect of significant yield pick-up relative to US Treasuries, high credit quality and stable cash flows in a market environment where recession could cloud the appeal of corporate bonds and equities.
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