Mortgage Rates Higher Despite Help From The Fed

Mortgage rates were higher to end the day, but not as high as they might have been without the Fed Statement. The day began with a series of strong economic reports. The ADP Employment Report was much stronger than expected, as was the employment component of the ISM Manufacturing report. Investors connect those dots to increased risk of a strong number in this Friday’s all-important Employment Situation Report (the big jobs report). But jobs are good, right? So why is this bad? It’s not bad for the economy. It’s merely bad for rates. In general, stronger economic data (especially when it’s the jobs report) tends to push rates higher. Bottom line: this morning’s data made traders think Frida…
Mortgage Rates Newsletter – Market Analysis

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