Posts Tagged: securitization

Mortgage Securitization - explained and how it factored in the financial crisis

http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/09-060.pdf Thanks to Ezra Klein's blog on washingtonpost.com for the link - the paper is a great read (once you get past the economics) to understand exactly the mortgage back securites (MBS) market fell apart - essentially it was due to (1) bad assumptions of defalut rates, (2) poor ratings of each MBS pool by... Read more »