Bond Market Category

Rates Move Up Slightly from Prior Weeks 5 Month Lows

Rates Move Up Slightly from Prior Weeks 5 Month Lows October 2015 As is normal with interest rates, once rate pricing moves one way for an extended period of time, we will see a correction back. Rates hit 5 month lows on Friday October 2nd, but since then have steadily moved a little higher almost […]

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WEEKLY RATE – Rates Improve to Lowest Levels in 5 Months

Rates Improve to Lowest Levels in 5 Months October 2015 Interest rates had a great week last week with the Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market closing up every single day and closing the week up + 81 bps. With the improvement, interest rates are at their lowest levels in 5 months. The week was highlighted […]

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Rates neutral after FED Announcement / Employment Report on Friday

Rates neutral after FED Announcement / Employment Report on Friday September 2015 Interest rates haven’t moved much since the FED announcement to not raise the Federal Funds rate last Thursday. The Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market traded down – 25 bps last week. This correction was somewhat expected after the MBS market went up so […]

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Today’s Rates – 30 Year Fixed at 3.75%

Today’s Rates – 30 Year Fixed at 3.75% December 8th, 2014 Interest rates are improving today – as of 12 pm Pacific – the Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market is trading up + 35 bps. This is welcome news after interest rates went higher 4 of 5 days last week. The MBS market closed down […]

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Rates Improve after Employment report , The Return of the No Appraisal Refinance

RATES IMPROVE AFTER EMPLOYMENT REPORT November 10th, 2014 Interest rates improved to 1.5 week lows after October’s employment report was released on Friday. Non Farm Payroll jobs increased 214,000 in October but were lower than expectations of 235,000 plus. The Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market closed up + 46 bps on Friday alone – taking […]

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LOCK IN AT THE LOWEST RATES SINCE JUNE OF 2013

Lock in at the Lowest Rates since June of 2013 October 14th, 2014 Interest rates continued their strong move lower last week and this Tuesday – dropping approximately .25% over the past 6 days. The Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market closed last week trading up + 84 bps, and Tuesday trading up + 38 bps […]

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RATES HIT 1 MONTH LOWS

Rates Hit 1 Month Lows October 7th, 2014 Interest rates continued to gradually move slower last week. The Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market finished the week trading up + 45 bps – pushing interest rates in line with their lowest levels in a month. On Friday, the September employment report was released. Job creation beat […]

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RATES CONTINUE TO IMPROVE , PAYROLL REPORT ON FRIDAY

Rates Continue to Improve , Payroll report on Friday September 30th, 2014 Interest rates continued to steadily improve over the past week. The Mortgage Backed Security market (MBS) closing last week up + 35 bps, and closed Monday up + 14 bps. The effect on interest rates is lower costs available at each rate. 30 […]

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Rates Move Up 4 of the last 5 days – FED statement on Wednesday

Rates Move Up 4 of the last 5 days – FED statement on Wednesday September 15th, 2014 After a modest gain last Monday of + 4 bps, Interest rates went up Tuesday through Friday with the Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market ending down – 71 bps on the week. On Monday – the market closed […]

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RATES MOVE SIDEWAYS / VOLATILITY AHEAD

RATES MOVE SIDEWAYS / VOLATILITY AHEAD August 10th, 2014 Mortgage rates moved sideways last week even though the MBS market closed the week trading up + 22 bps. Markets hit their highs on Thursday with geopolitical concerns causing investors to seek safety in treasuries and bonds. On Friday – after trading higher for much of […]

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