MORTGAGE RATES RISE DUE TO OPTIMISM IN THE STOCK MARKETS:
July 30th, 2012
The MBS market closed last week trading down (- 44 bps) and on Monday morning the mbsmarket is tradingup (+ 15 bps).
For the first week in many, the mortgage interest rate market pulled higher mainly due to optimism in the stock markets. The President of the ECB stated in a speech that they are willing to do whatever it takes to save the Euro. This public declaration resulted in optimism among investors wary of the European debt crisis that has been dragging on the market for months. European stocks rose to a 4 month high last week.
This week will be a critical and volatile week in the interest rate markets. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday with a statement on Wednesday. Most of the market now expects the FED to take on another round of mortgage backed security purchases. The European Central Bank will meet on Thursday. The July employment report will come out on Friday.
Tough to say whether to lock or float right now. We will likely see some big swings in the market depending on the news of that day.
My best value of the week:
30 Year Fixed High Balance Loan at 3.75% with 0 points
Below are rates available today paying a point or less:
30 year fixed: 3.5% paying .329 points, 3.625% paying 0 points
20 year fixed: 3.25% paying .94 points, 3.5% paying 0 points
15 year fixed: 2.75% paying .94 points, 2.99% paying 0 points
5/1 ARM: 2.375% paying .72 points, 2.625% paying 0 points
7/1 ARM: 2.5% paying .66 points, 2.75% paying 0 points
30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 3.625% paying .74 point, 3.75% paying 0 points
30 year fixed FHA: 3.25% paying 0 points
15 year fixed FHA: 2.75% paying .29 points, 2.875% paying 0 points
30 year fixed VA: 3.25% paying 0 points
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