Three things that could impact rates this 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 under mild pressure today. The MBS market improved by +59 bps last week. This may have been enough to decrease mortgage rates or fees. The market experienced high volatility last week.

Today's Rate Forecast: Neutral

Three Things: These are the three areas that have the greatest ability to impact rates this week. 1) Inflation, 2) The Fed, 3) Manufacturing.

1) Inflation: We get the Fed's official key measure of inflation, Core PCE on Friday. It is expected to rise another 0.3% on top of the previous month's increase of 0.4%. YOY, it is expected to remain at 2.8%. Bottom line is that this report is NOT expected to show inflation coming down.

2) The Fed: The bond market will be very sensitive to the post FOMC round of speakers this week.

03/25 Bostic, Goolsbee and Cook

03/27 Waller

03/29 Daly and Powell

3) Manufacturing: The manufacturing sector has been contracting for at least 15 months depending on which metric you use. This week we will get Chicago PMI and Durable Goods Orders.

Treasury Auction: Here is this week's Treasury Auction schedule:

03/25 3 year note

03/26 5 year note

03/27 7 year note

Today's Potential Rate Volatility: Neutral

This morning markets are under mild pressure as pull back from last week. Volatility has started low but will increase to moderate levels later in the week.

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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Mortgage Advisor

NMLS: #437292

Cell: 215-407-3832

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