Mortgage Rates Much Lower After Manufacturing Report

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates were already at their lowest levels in a few weeks by yesterday afternoon–a journey that largely consisted of baby steps. There have been a few days that have seen more movement than others and today certainly qualified, thanks to an incredibly weak manufacturing report. What does a manufacturing report have to do with mortgage rates? As today shows us, quite a lot! The bond market that underlies interest rates has always been in the business of reacting to economic data. Some reports and some periods of time are more important than others. Data is currently a bit more important than it has been and manufacturing data has more of the spotlight than normal due to the trade war’s impact. The underlying bond market actually began the day suggesting HIGHER rates, and indeed, many…(read more)

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