THREE THINGS THAT CAN IMPACT MORTGAGE RATES THIS WEEK THIS…
MORTGAGE RATES FLAT AFTER WILD WEEK
TODAY’S MORTGAGE RATE SUMMARY
HOW RATES MOVE:
Conventional and Government (FHA and VA) lenders set their rates based on the pricing of Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) which are traded in real time, all day in the bond market. This means rates or loan fees (mortgage pricing) moves throughout the day, being affected by a variety of economic or political events. When MBS pricing goes up, mortgage rates or pricing generally goes down. When they fall, mortgage pricing goes up.
RATES CURRENTLY TRENDING: NEUTRAL
Mortgage rates are moving slightly higher so far today. The MBS market worsened by -14 bps yesterday. This may’ve been enough to worsen mortgage rates or fees. The market experienced high volatility yesterday.
TODAY’S RATE FORECAST: NEUTRAL
Fed: St. Louis Fed President James Bullard (non-voting member) and S.F. Fed President John Williams (non-voting member) will speak today.
Oil: WTI Oil is testing $50 and today’s Oil Rig Count will have an impact, but more important is the OPEC extension of production cuts…their committee is reviewing proposals right now, and I am sure we will have lots of “leaks” on the discussions. OPEC meets next Thursday.
Germany: Inflation is running hotter than expected. Their April PPI was double the market expectations (0.4% vs est of 0.2%).
ECB: Retail Sales were very strong (0.7% vs est of 0.4%), but inflation is tame with their YOY CPI at only 1.6%.
TODAY’S POTENTIAL RATE VOLATILITY: AVERAGE
We’re looking for mortgage rates to settle a bit today after a very volatile week. No new economic data due out today that can move mortgage rates.
If you are looking for the risks and benefits of locking your interest rate in today or floating your loan rate, contact your mortgage professional to discuss it with them.
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