Mortgage-Backed Securities (or MBS, to use the abbreviated version) have been made famous or rather infamous by the Great Recession, which they have caused to a significant degree.
But what are these Mortgage-Backed Securities anyway and why should you care about them in 2020 and beyond?
As recent price action among many asset classes made clear, we are currently living in challenging times and as such, perhaps it wouldn’t be the worst idea in the word to allocate a minute (heh) to learning from the financial follies of the past.
This video will hopefully enable you to do just that, since it explains what Mortgage-Backed Securities are all about and why they are so dangerous to begin with.
Please note that times have changed and that history doesn’t necessarily have to repeat itself. However, it oftentimes does tend to rhyme and those who meaningfully understand the MBS phenomenon will without a doubt easily find common denominators when comparing the Great Recession to future calamities.
Enlightenment can start with a one minute explanation, believe it or not 🙂