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 have very minor support today. The MBS market worsened by -14 bps last week. This was not enough to increase mortgage rates or fees. The market experienced moderate 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 and 3) Toss Up.

1) Inflation: We will get the Fed's preferred measure of inflation, Core PCE on Friday. It is expected to gain 0.3% on top of the prior month's pace of 0.3%. A stronger than expected reading will be bad for rates while a weaker than expected reading will be good for rates.

2) The Fed: Next week is the Fed's media "blackout" period, so this is the last week of Fed speeches prior to the June FOMC meeting.

05/28 Mester, Kashkari, Cook

05/29 Fed's Beige Book, Williams, Bostic

05/30 Williams, Logan

05/31 Bostic

3) Toss Up: We have three domestic economic releases that all have equal weight this week: Consumer Confidence, the revisions to the previously released 1st QTR GDP and Chicago PMI.

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

05/28 2 year and 5 year notes

05/29 7 year note.

Today's Potential Rate Volatility: High

This morning markets have a very minor positive lean. Volatility has started low but will increase 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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J.C. Mier The Mortgage GOAT

Branch Manager/ Loan Officer

NMLS: 258527

Mortgage Goat LLC

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J.C. Mier The Mortgage GOAT


Branch Manager/ Loan Officer

NMLS: 258527

Cell: 469-628-4544

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