Mortgage Rates Steady Despite Market Volatility

Mortgage rates generally held their ground today. In fact, rates were lower than yesterday’s, on average, but quite a few lenders raised rates from their morning levels. This was in response to sharp mid-day market movements that saw stocks, oil prices, and bond yields all move higher. While there are notable historical exceptions, bond yields tend to move higher when stocks are moving higher–especially when compared over a few hours instead of longer time horizons. Stocks moved higher in a big way today, and bond markets definitely followed. That means bond yields moved higher and bond prices moved lower. Mortgage-backed-securities (MBS) are the bonds that most directly affect mortgage rat…
Mortgage Rates Newsletter – Market Analysis

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