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Mortgage Market Update for the week of July 27th - 07/27/09 07:33 AM
There are several important reports scheduled for release this week that are likely to affect mortgage pricing. The first is tomorrow's release of June's New Home Sales that gives us a measurement of housing sector strength and mortgage credit demand. It is expected to show an increase in sales of newly constructed homes, indicating that the housing sector gained some strength. That would be considered negative news for bonds, but since this data tracks only 25% of all home sales it usually has little impact on the bond market and mortgage rates unless it varies greatly from forecasts.The Conference Board will (0 comments)
Mortgage Market Update for the week of July 20th - 07/20/09 06:58 AM
This week will be interesting for the bond market and mortgage rates. There are only three economic reports scheduled for the financial and mortgage markets to digest and none of them is considered to be of high importance to the markets. But in addition to the minimal economic data, we have two days of semi-annual congressional testimony by Fed Chairman Benanke. The first day of testimony has the potential to influence changes to mortgage rates more than many of the monthly or quarterly pieces of economic data do.The first report of the week comes tomorrow morning with the release of June's (0 comments)
Mortgage Market Rates for the Week of July 13th - 07/12/09 08:19 PM
This week brings us the release of five important economic reports for the bond market to digest. Several of these reports are considered to be of high importance, meaning we will likely see volatility in the financial markets and mortgage pricing over the next several days. There are also plenty of corporate earnings releases scheduled for the stock markets this week along with the minutes from the last FOMC meeting. The first piece of data comes Tuesday morning with the release of June's Producer Price Index (PPI). The The bond market should react quite favorably if we get weaker than expected readings, (0 comments)
Mortgage Market uodate for the Week of July6th - 07/06/09 07:15 AM
This week brings us the release of only two monthly economic reports for the bond market to digest and they both will be posted Friday. It also is the beginning of corporate earnings season. Those quarterly earnings reports can lead to significant volatility in the stock markets, which could influence bond trading and mortgage rates.The first piece of economic news that may affect mortgage rates is Thursday's weekly unemployment figures from the Labor Department. This release usually has little influence on bond trading or mortgage rates, but with a lack of important data scheduled for release this week it may draw (0 comments)
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