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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Fleck on Alt-A

by Calculated Risk on 3/14/2007 05:32:00 PM

From Fleckenstein on Alt-A:

My friend in subprime updated me last night, as follows: "The Alt a space has deteriorated very quickly, but not yet public. $40 billion in subprime still waiting to find a home. No loans will be bought at attractive prices until May production as it will be underwritten to new guidelines. The triple bbb's are a mess. The hedge funds that bought it are all in trouble. ... warehouse guys and Alt a guys are now next. Alt a guys may be worse as less insurance on those loans to protect them. The loan sizes are bigger as well."