rates: Rate Watch - The Fourth Quarter Is Here! - 09/25/23 08:11 AM
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rates: Rate Watch for the end of the Third Quarter - 09/11/23 08:04 AM
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rates: Rate Watch for 8/28, One day Late - 08/29/23 07:46 AM
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rates: More Bad News For Mortgage Rates - 08/21/23 01:23 PM
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rates: Rate Watch - Hoping the FED will just lay off. - 08/21/23 09:23 AM
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rates: Rate Watch - Monday Evening 8/14/23 - 08/14/23 08:10 PM
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rates: Rate Watch For Second Half - 08/07/23 07:45 AM
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rates: Rate Watch - Goodbye July! - 07/31/23 09:21 AM
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rates: Rate Watch 7/24/2023 - 07/24/23 07:41 AM
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rates: Rate Watch - Can We Hold On To Our Gains? - 07/17/23 07:53 AM
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rates: Inflation Growth Slows - 07/14/23 07:34 PM
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rates: Will The FED Raise The Prime Again? - 07/14/23 05:37 PM
In a development that raises a glimmer of hope for those pushing for the Federal Reserve to leave its benchmark interest rate alone, consumer prices saw their smallest annualized gain in more than two years in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which tracks national inflation, rose by 0.2% month over month in June, coming in under consensus expectations. Both the Dow Jones and a group of economists polled by Reuters predicted an increase of 0.3% from the preceding month.
On an annual basis, the CPI’s all-items index increased 3%, marking the smallest 12-month gain … (4 comments)

rates: Rate Watch - Bad News To Begin Second Half - 07/10/23 07:06 AM
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rates: Will Mortgage Rates Improve Soon? - 07/03/23 03:23 PM
Mortgage rates fluctuated significantly to open 2023. In the first half, the average 30-year fixed rate went as low as 6.09% on Feb. 2 and climbed up to 6.79% on June 1, according to Freddie Mac.
The range can be largely attributed to the Federal Reserve’s ongoing fight against inflation, juxtaposed with uncertainty in the banking sector sparked by Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse. However, with duress permeating the financial market and the fallout from U.S. debt ceiling talks, the Fed may continue making hikes to bring interest rates down.
With the economy likely heading into a recession, it’s possible we’ve already seen the peak of this rate … (3 comments)

rates: Rate Watch - Preparing For the 2ND Half - 06/26/23 08:33 AM
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rates: Market Forces Are Weird - 06/21/23 09:27 AM
I am often frustrated by perceptions that drive Mortgage rates that are contrary to reality. Reactions to things that have no basis have caused everything from huge rallies to collapses.
But this morning I realized that things completely out of your control can severely harm a company.
Logitech makes some great products, including game controllers. Because they made a good game controller, the team building the lost submersible near the Titanic used one to steer the Titan.
Now that people have heard about it Logitech stock is taking a severe hit. All for making a good game controller.
Similar things happen with our rates. The … (2 comments)

rates: Rate Watch 6/19/23 Markets Closed For Holiday - 06/19/23 10:36 AM
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rates: Rate Watch - Follow up - 06/13/23 09:25 AM
Maybe I was wrong. It looks like the FED may actually resist raising rates this week to see if this trend continues. This from Market Watch
The numbers: U.S. consumer prices rose a scant 0.1% in May — held in check by cheaper gasoline — and could cement a decision by the Federal Reserve to “skip” an increase in interest rates this week.
The small rise in consumer prices matched the forecast of economists polled by the Wall Street Journal.
The Fed is meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to determine its next step in its fight against inflation. The central bank is widely expected … (0 comments)

rates: Rate Watch - Pivotal Week - 06/12/23 08:44 AM
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rates: Rate Watch - After the Debt Deal - 06/05/23 07:39 PM
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