The Consumer Price Index beats expectations

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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 leaning lower today. The MBS market changed by 0 bps yesterday. This was not enough to change mortgage rates or fees. The market experienced moderate volatility yesterday.

Today's Rate Forecast: Neutral

Nation: The December inflation index CPI was hotter than expected with headline CPI MOM up 0.3% versus estimates of 0.2% and YOY up 3.4% versus estimates of 3.1%. Core (ex food and energy) was up 0.3% on a MOM basis versus estimates of 0.3% and YOY, it was up 3.9% versus estimates of 3.8%.

Jobs: Initial Weekly Jobless Claims were lower than expected, 202K versus estimates of 210K. The more closely watched 4 week moving average dropped to 207,750. Continuing Claims remain stubbornly above 1.8M with a reading of 1.834M.

Treasury Auction: We have the most important auction of the week with the 30 year Treasury bond auction at 1 pm ET.

Today's Potential Rate Volatility: High

This morning markets were under heavy pressure but bounced back. Volatility has started high as markets work through the inflation data.

Bottom Line:

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.

Source: TBWS

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