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Retail Sales Fall Short The recent trend toward higher mortgage rates paused this week. A shortfall in the retail sales data and increased expectations for additional stimulus in Europe were positive for mortgage rates, which ended the week slightly lower. After strong readings over the summer, r...
Comments from Fed officials and a much stronger than expected Employment report were negative for mortgage rates over the past week. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week higher. Many top Fed officials made speeches over the last few days, and they shared a similar message. As the Fed's L...