The subprime mortgage market, stuck in a frenzied fall from popularity that began in full force several weeks ago, is generating all sorts of concerns among portfolio managers, dealers and broader financial market professionals. After last Tuesday's widespread sell off in just about everything except Treasuries, portfolio managers and traders alike want to know when the bloodletting will stop and whether they are next in line to feel the same kind of pain.

Market sentiment was negative heading into last week, and after Tuesday's sell off, some market players are wondering whether it was one-day anomaly or a long-term repricing of the market as a whole.

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