Daily Mortgage Interest Rate Updates, Trends & Projections: February 2014

Mortgage Rate Update 2-18-14: Trends & Projections

This morning (after a down day on Friday), the Empire State Regional Manufacturing Index came in below expectations. There was little reaction to the data. The DOW is up 10 points. There is no more economic data to be released today.

Pricing has opened 0.125 - 0.250 WORSE to the points/credits associated with each interest rate option.

This daily mortgage interest rate report is designed to provide Borrowers & Real Estate Profesionals with factual data regarding where rates are at any given time and what trends are propelling current mortgage pricing on any given day. Feel free to browse the library and research historical rate updates dating back over 2 years at www.JasonGordon.info whenever desired.  To make things easier, I have also posted a quick report on How To Read The Charts Below.

Also, make sure to learn THE TOP 10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MORTGAGE RATES (to help understand the relationship between rates & fees/credits) along with THE TRUTH BEHIND MORTGAGE QUOTES (to better understand the relationship between up-front closing costs and mortgage interest rates so you don't get duped by clever advertising campaigns). Remember, we all make better decisions in life when we have the actual facts to analyze...share this report with those whom you care about!

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The Mortgage Street Smarts of where mortgage interest rates are going (and why):

The following information is current as of Tuesday 2-18-2014 and will help you understand today's best mortgage rates. If you are a Buyer/Borrower who is still on the fence (or if you are a Real Estate Agent attempting to educate your "on the fence" Buyer), please review these trends and secure an historically low interest rate before it is too late.

The market closed Friday with a WORSENING to pricing. Friday's WORSENING netted a change of 9 basis points (bps).

The market was closed yesterday (Monday) in observance of President's Day.

(Note: Upward activity on these charts is GOOD, downward activity is BAD)

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The following chart summarizes todays market activity:

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The following chart shows market activity over the past 10 days (hint: green is good, red is bad):

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The following chart shows market activity over the past 1 month:

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Daily Interest Rate Snapshot (sample of rates from one of the country's largest Lenders...individual pricing will vary based on specific Borrower qualifications): NOTE: This Lender has quoted a 1.00% Origination Fee (1 Point) to accompany this pricing. It bears noting that this chart does not necessarily represent todays best mortgage rates.

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Market Commentary (Neil Trenerry)

FNMA
Cpn 3.0 Chg 0.0156 Bid 96.40625
Cpn 3.5 Chg 0.0469 Bid 100.68750
Cpn 4.0 Chg 0.0313 Bid 104.17188
 
Treasury
UST 5 YR Chg 0.0547 Bid 99.94531 Yield 1.5110
UST 10 YR Chg 0.0625 Bid 100.12500 Yield 2.7360
UST 30 YR Chg 0.0469 Bid 98.71875 Yield 3.6950
 
Currency
Euro Bid 1.3766 Chg 0.0059
Pound Bid 1.6718 Chg 0.0005
Yen Bid 102.380 Chg 0.470
Light Crude
Last 101.55
 
Key Economic Data:
NY Manufacturing for Feb: Actual 4.48, Consensus 9.00, Last 12.51.
Foreign buying of T-bonds for Dec: Actual 17.86b, Last -3.4b, Revised -0.13b .
Overall net capital flow for Dec: Actual -119.6b, Last -16.6b, Revised -13.0b.
7:00: NAHB housing market index for Feb: Last 56.
 
Advice:
Treasuries gained as a report showed manufacturing growth slowed more than forecast this month in the New York region. Yields on U.S. 10-year notes fell from almost the highest this month. Treasuries advanced earlier with European government bonds as a report showing German investor confidence declined for a second month in February boosted demand for safety. This is consistent with the mixed economic data weve been receiving, Ian Lyngen, a government-bond strategist at CRT Capital Group LLC in Stamford, Connecticut, said of the U.S. data. While theres no clear indication its weather-related, some of the incoming data have been impacted by the weather. Uncertainty remains high. Ten-year yields fell as much as three basis points, or 0.03 percentage point, to 2.72 percent before trading at 2.73 percent at 8:47 a.m. New York time, down one basis point, according to Bloomberg Bond Trader data. They climbed to 2.78 percent on Feb. 13, the highest level since Jan. 29. The Federal Reserve Bank of New Yorks Empire State manufacturing index fell to a reading of 4.48, from 12.51 in January. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg forecast 8.5 for February.
 
My position on MBS
Short term Neutral.
Long term Neutral.

Market Commentary (Dan Rawitch)

Huge shocker in the release of the NAHB index. It had the largest single month drop in the history of the Index. Yes, there is a Rough winter element in this number, but analyst factor these things into their forecast. Also the Empire Manufacturing number was a big miss. I continue to expect sideways movement for the next few days. One would hope that todays news will help us test the top of the current trading range, as detailed in my video. If it does not...this will prove to have a bearish effect on the market.
 

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