Posts covering MBS Markets and Mortgage Rates

07Dec2011

After 5 Weeks Of “No Change”, Mortgage Rates Ready To Rocket Higher

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The mortgage market is loaded up with 3 years of negative expectations. And, once those forces reverse, they'll reverse quickly, sending mortgage rates soaring. It's time to execute on that mortgage plan. Rates are poised to rise.

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09Feb2011

Mortgage Rates Reach A Milestone; Rise For The 7th Straight Day

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Mortgage rates are getting slaughtered this month; rising every day since January ended. It's an historic losing streak for conventional mortgage rates.

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09Jun2009

Be Ready For The Next Dip In Mortgage Rates BEFORE It Happens

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Forget about that 4.500 percent, 0-point mortgage rate you passed on last month. It's gone. Today, conforming mortgage rates are bearing down on 6 percent. For a homeowner in Cincinnati with a $300,000, fixed-rate home loan, the impact is huge. Since the unofficial start of summer, rising mortgage rates have added $240 to a monthly mortgage payment.

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14Oct2008

Mortgage Rates And 10-Year Treasury Rates Don’t Move In Lockstep

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Mortgage bond markets are signaling a slight return to risk this morning. If you're watching the wrong market indicators, though, you probably didn't get the memo. Looking at the chart above, we see that as of 9:02 AM ET: Mortgage-backed securities are improved by 28 basis points 10-year U.S. treasury...

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11Jul2008

The Disassociation Between Mortgage Rates And The 10-Year Treasury Note

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This chart may read like gibberish, so I notated it. It's meant to illustrate that daily mortgage rates are not based on the yield of the 10-Year Treasury Note. Sure, there is a long-term correlation between the two, but "long-term" doesn't do us any good when we're looking to lock...

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