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MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices continued to rebound higher last week, which pushedmortgage interest rates lower. Stock gains kept mortgage bonds relatively in check but many of the data releases were very bond friendly. The core PCE inflation reading was unchanged compared to the slight inc...
03/07/2010
MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices rebounded last week pushing mortgage interest rates lower. The majority of the data came in bond friendly. Weaker than expected consumer confidence data Tuesday helped mortgage interest rates improve. The Treasury auctions showed decent foreign demand. The gro...
02/28/2010
MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices fell last week pushing mortgage interest rates considerably higher. The bond market took a hit as inflation concerns emerged after the stronger than expected producer price index data. Producer prices surged in January amid higher energy costs to almost double ...
02/22/2010
MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices rose last week pushing mortgage interest rates slightly lower. Reignited fear of a global economic meltdown sent money into the mortgage bond market in flight to quality buying. The news reports were permeated with worries about European debt payment defaults. ...
02/08/2010
MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices rose last week pushing mortgage interest rates lower. The bond market rallied following crumbling stocks as the DOW fell 213 points Thursday. Weekly jobless claims came in higher than expected causing unemployment fears to cast a shadow over the state of the e...
01/24/2010
MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices rose last week pushing mortgage interest rates lower. The bond market rallied nicely Tuesday following moves by China to curb growth. Oil prices fell almost immediately providing a much-needed reprieve following the recent run up in prices tied to severe cold w...
01/19/2010
MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices rose last week pushing mortgage interest rates lower. Thebond market was buoyed by the announcement that US Treasury increased the credit lines of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac a total of $400 billion. This was a signal to investors that those entities are “too b...
01/11/2010
MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices fell last week pushing mortgage interest rates higher. The bond market was choppy most of the week as thin trading conditions magnified movements. We started the week with rates heading higher Monday. Fortunately there was a bit of a rally Tuesday and Wednesday...
01/04/2010
MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices rose last week pushing mortgage interest rates lower. The economic data continues to be mixed. Personal income, outlays, and PCE inflation data were stronger than expected. Trading was thin and erratic. Thin trading conditions, news of the looming debt crisis i...
11/30/2009
MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices rose last week pushing mortgage interest rates lower. The Fed spent another $45 billion buying mortgage bonds between November 5th and the 11th. For all the criticism the Fed receives for the handling of the economy, they do deserve credit for keeping mortgage ...
11/15/2009
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