Mortgage Rates Back at This Week’s Lows

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates continued lower today on a combination of global reaction to yesterday’s Fed Announcement and apprehension over new tariffs on China. The Fed Announcement was positive due to Jerome Powell’s press conference–an event that happens late enough in the day that overseas markets don’t really have a chance to react. Because of that, domestic markets sometimes hold back a little until they can feel out the global reaction. In other words, rates were pretty sure they were headed even lower yesterday afternoon, but they wanted to see how the rest of the world felt about it. Turns out, everyone felt pretty good about it, thus delivering the first ingredient in today’s improvement. The tariff and “trade war” narrative was the 2nd ingredient, but it was a bigger deal for stocks, which ultimately…(read more)

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