The U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to maintain its bond purchases is likely to boost mortgage volume over the near term, and could also give some lift to RMBS volumes.

“We believe yesterday's Fed announcement will reverse some of these recent trends,” said analysts at Fitch Ratings in a report today. “We expect mortgage interest rates to decline and give a short-term boost to mortgage volume as borrowers look to take advantage of the temporary reprieve.”

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