48-Hour Rule

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DEFINITION

A requirement that all pooled information regarding to-be-announced transactions on forward mortgage-backed securities (MBS) be communicated to the buyer from the seller before 3 p.m. EST 48 hours prior to the settlement date of the trade. The 48-hour rule is a requirement under the Securities Industry And Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), which is formerly known as the Public Securities Association (PSA) or Bond Market Association.






INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS

Assume that the agreed upon settlement date between the buyer and the seller is July 14. The 48-hour rule requires that on July 12 by 3 p.m. EST the seller will have informed the buyer of the exact details of the MBS pooled that will be delivered on July 14. Also known as 48-hour day.













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