collateralized mortgage obligations

On October 25, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) filed a rule change (SR-FINRA-2019-026) with the Securities and Exchange Commission that postpones for another full year the implementation of mandatory margin for Covered Agency Transactions under FINRA Rule 4210. The scheduled implementation date will now be March 25, 2021 instead of March 25, 2020.  
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The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s amendments to its Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE) rules to provide for dissemination of transactions in collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs), and to reduce the reporting time for CMO transactions. Specifically, FINRA will disseminate trade-by-trade information relative to CMO transactions valued under $1 million immediately upon receipt of the transaction report. For CMO transactions valued at $1 million or more, and where there have been five or more transactions in that security of $1 million or more by at least two different market participants, FINRA will disseminate aggregated information relative to transactions in that security on a weekly and monthly basis. CMO transactions that do not meet the criteria for either immediate trade-by-trade dissemination or periodic aggregate dissemination will not be subject to public dissemination.
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