The market has opened in fairly turbulent fashion this morning. According to at least one analyst, it is recommended to lock in pricing today for short term loans given a forecast for slight rate hikes later in the week.
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The Mortgage Street Smarts of where mortgage interest rates are going (and why):
The following information is current as of Tuesday 8-28-2012 and will help you understand today's best mortgage rates. If you are a Buyer/Borrower who is still on the fence (or if you are a Real Estate Agent attempting to educate your "on the fence" Buyer), please review these trends and secure an historically low interest rate before it is too late.
The market closed Monday with an IMPROVEMENT to pricing (and will typically warrant a pricing adjustment by most Lenders). Monday's IMPROVEMENT resulted in a change of 6 basis points (bps).
(hint: upward activity is good, downward activity is bad)
The following chart shows the market activity for today:
The following chart shows market activity over the past 10 days (hint: green is good, red is bad):
The following chart shows market activity over the past 1 month:
Daily Interest Rate Snapshot (sample of rates from one of the country's largest Lenders...individual pricing will vary based on specific Borrower qualifications): NOTE: This Lender has quoted a 1.00% Origination Fee (1 Point) to accompany this pricing. It bears noting that this chart does not necessarily represent todays best mortgage rates.
Market Commentary: Neil Trenerry
3.0 Coupon: Open 103.359 Change 0.094
3.5 Coupon: Open 105.625 Change 0.063
4.0 Coupon: Open 106.938 Change 0.047
5 Year: Open 99.141 Change 0.023 Yield 0.678
10 Year: Open 99.906 Change 0.125 Yield 1.635
30 Year: Open 100.078 Change 0.188 Yield 2.748
Key Economic Data:
EUR/USD: Open 1.2497 Change 0.0047
GBP/USD: Open 1.5794 Change -0.0005
USD/JPY: Open 78.740 Change -0.170
Oil: Open 96.04 Change 0.57
Key Economic News:
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Week-on-week: Actual 0.5%, Last -1.5%.
Year-on-year: Actual 3.4%, Last 3.1%.
Month-on-month: Actual -0.4%, last -0.3%.
Year-on-year: Actual 1.5%, Last 1.9%.
CaseShiller for Jun:
NSA: Actual 2.3%, Consensus 1.6%, Last 2.2%.
SA: Actual 0.9%, Consensus 0.5%, Last 0.9%.
Year-on-year: Actual 0.5%, Consensus -0.1%, Last -0.7%.
7:00: Consumer confidence: Consensus 66.0, Last 65.9.
7:00: Richmond Fed index: Last -17.
7:30: Dallas Fed Services Reve: Last 2.4.
My position on MBS stays Long.
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