On November 13th, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") noted that on November 12, 2012, the amendments to the FINRA Rule 6700 Series and TRACE dissemination protocols regarding the reporting and dissemination of transactions in TRACE-eligible securities that are agency pass-through mortgage-backed securities that are traded to be announced ("TBA") became effective. In addition to the TBA market, the SEC has also approved a FINRA proposal to publicly disseminate transaction information in agency pass-through mortgage-backed securities traded "specified." FINRA will announce the effective date of that proposal shortly. FINRA Press Release