Fed Statement Erases Morning Mortgage Rate Gains

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates ended the day relatively close to ‘ unchanged ,’ depending on the lender. That’s somewhat surprising considering the presence of several big-ticket events on today’s calendar of potential market movers. Chief among these was the most recent installment of the Fed’s policy announcement. While the Fed wasn’t necessarily expected to make any policy changes, investors were still scanning for clues about the next Fed statement. In general, the announcement amounted to an optimistic deliver of several pessimistic developments. Some investors were hoping the Fed would pull fewer punches on the pessimistic stuff. In general, economic pessimism goes hand in hand with lower rates. Due to the lack of outright pessimism, rates rose in the afternoon, albeit only slightly. Several lenders…(read more)

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Source: Mortgage News Daily

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