"Mortgag acked securities continue to be one of the most exciting, fastest-growing sector of the fixed income market. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, of the estimated $3 trillion in mortgage loans made in 2005, fully 80 percent ended up in mortgage-backed securities, representing a phenomenal 61 percent growth since 2001." "For more than twenty-five years, the number-one resource for both private investors and professional portfolio managers looking to gain a practical understanding of the rapidly evolving MBS market has been The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities. Like its predecessors, this latest edition of Frank Fabozzi's classic draws upon the insights and expertise of an impressive team of international experts to fill you in on MBS fundamentals and bring you up to speed on state-of-the-art investment strategies. Covering the full range of MBS products (agency, nonagency, and resident ABS) and derivatives, the Handbook explores the many advantages and potential pitfalls inherent in the market and shows you how to: Invest in the full range of products backed by mortgage loans, Value all types of MBS, Control interest rate risk, Exploit proven portfolio management tools and techniques, Use sophisticated hedging strategies and tools." "Fully revised and expanded to provide coverage of the latest MBS products, valuation methodologies, prepayment models, and trading strategies, Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities, Sixth Edition is the definitive guide to capitalizing on the opportunities in today's MBS marketplace. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.