Mortgage Rates Today : Real-Time MBS Pricing, August 27, 2013
Focus on Syria
This morning, financial markets have reacted to the risk of increased US involvement in the conflict in Syria. The resulting flight to safety has helped MBS and hurt stocks. Oil prices have increased as well.
The June S&P Case-Shiller 20-city home price index showed an increase of 12% from one year ago. Consumer Confidence rose to 81.5, above the consensus of 78.0.. The results from the 2-yr Treasury auction will come out around 1:00 et.
This chart shows the change in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) prices from today's market open at 8:00 AM ET and tracks how MBS prices have changed until the time of this post. The vertical-axis reflects the change in MBS pricing as measured in 32nds. Each 32nd is equal to 3.125 basis points.
Falling MBS prices result in higher mortgage rates. Rising MBS prices lead mortgage rates lower. MBS pricing provided by MBSQuoteline. Today's mortgage rates are based on the real-time pricing shown above.