Rates Move Deeper Into 2017 Lows After Trump Comments

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates continued lower today, bringing them even deeper into new lows for 2017. Bond markets (which underlie rate movement) were already doing just fine this morning, but got a boost from Trump’s comments on the strength of the US Dollar in the afternoon. Specifically, Trump said the dollar is “too strong.” The implication is that the administration will do what it can to promote a weaker dollar, and such efforts are seen simultaneously putting downward pressure on rates. Whereas lenders were more evenly split between 4.0% and 4.125% yesterday, the former now enjoys a small majority. That means that 4.0% is now the most prevalently-quoted conventional 30yr fixed rate for top tier scenarios and that some of the more aggressive lenders are quoting 3.875%. Whether or not this means it…(read more)

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Source: Mortgage News Daily

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