Mortgage Note Investing vs Mortgage Backed Securities

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Can someone explain the difference between mortgage note investing through somewhere like FCIExchange or LoanMLS vs buying a MBS?  I want to make sure i understand the difference and the advantages of each.  


Shea D.

One is buying and owning the note; the other is owning a security in an entity which owns the note.  Direct vs indirect ownership

@Shea Davidson When you're dealing with individual loans, people refer to them as "whole loans." Typically, MBS's are made up of a number of whole loans. An originator I know takes whatever loans he originated for the month, securitizes them into a mortgage backed bond and sells that to a bank or a wall street fund.