Treasuries Rise as Fed Policy Makers Say U.S. Economy Slowing

Mortgage and Lending with Kris Krajecki - FOX VALLEY MORTGAGE - Huntley, IL
Treasuries rose as Federal Reserve policy makers said the economy is slowing, increasing speculation that the central bank will cut borrowing costs a half-percentage point next week.

The rally pushed two-year note yields to within 3 basis points of the lowest level since 2004 as short-term lending rates increased for a 14th day and stocks fell.

Fed funds futures on the Chicago Board of Trade show traders raised bets that the central bank will reduce its 4.5 percent target rate for overnight lending between banks a half- percentage point at its next meeting Dec. 11.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said at a housing conference in Washington that the government and banks will ``soon'' announce a plan to keep some subprime mortgage borrowers from losing their homes. I can't wait to see what that is!!

The good news is that as of this morning, I am getting 30 YEAR FIXED RATES as low as 5.50%!!!!!!!!!!!


Comments (2)

Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary
LemonTree Realty - Orlando, FL
First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes
Well arent they bright just now saying the economy is slowing. But I do like interest rates coming down. Your Orlando & Lake Mary Real Estate Expert, Heather Joubran
Dec 03, 2007 07:50 AM
Craig W. Barrett
RE/MAX 100 - Hughesville, MD
Hughesville MD Real Estate
I'm curious how jumbo pricing will be affected.
Dec 03, 2007 07:53 AM