Questions tagged [mortgage-backed-securities]

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Is a mortgage-backed security something retail investors can buy?

Is a mortgage-backed security (MBS) something retail investors can buy? If so, what can make MBS a bad investment?
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Optimal interest rate environment for mortgage-backed securities?

When rates rise MBS investors face extension risk and when rates are dropping investors face prepayment risk. If this is true then when is the optimal time to invest in MBS?