How to Chase Higher Yields as “Safely” as Possible

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By Author of Life, Investments, Everything Blog (July 2012) As old CDs, treasuries and similar very low risk investments continue to mature, one can hear the groans from investors and savers everywhere at the prospect of extremely low rates being … [Read more...]

Investing in Mortgage Backed Securities: An Interview with BlackRock’s Akiva Dickstein

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(July 2012) Akiva Dickstein is a Managing Director and Head of Mortgage Portfolios at BlackRock. BlackRock has two mutual funds focused on mortgage backed securities (MBS). One is specifically focused on government backed, Ginnie Mae securities … [Read more...]

Agency Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) – US Govt Bonds That Yield Double or Triple Treasuries

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Agency mortgage backed securities are bundles of mortgages which are packaged together as one instrument and sold like a bond.  The payments from all the individual mortgages are then distributed to the holder of the agency mortgage backed … [Read more...]