Making Sense of This Week's Fed Drama
Friday, June 18, 2021

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch The Fed released a new scheduled policy announcement this week as well as updated economic projections. Relative chaos ensued. Let's talk about why and what it means going forward. Background on Fed Funds Rate and Mortgage Rates There's a fairly prevalent misconcept... .. read more..

MBS RECAP: MBS Only Slightly Better While 10yr Shines
Friday, June 18, 2021

Posted To: MBS Commentary MBS Only Slightly Better While 10yr Shines As discussed in the day ahead, the bond market is in the midst of repricing its assumptions about the yield curve after Wednesday's Fed forecasts. Rate hike size and timing is being given just a bit more respect, and previou... .. read more..

MBS Day Ahead: Bond Market in Midst of "Repricing," But Not The Kind You're U...
Friday, June 18, 2021

Posted To: MBS Commentary Our typical definition of "repricing" has to do with mortgage lender reprices, but the term has always existed beyond our little corner of the market. There are times when the general price environment is stable for certain assets and there are times when somet... .. read more..

MBA Expects Another Drop in New Home Sales
Friday, June 18, 2021

Posted To: MND NewsWire The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is predicting another decline in new home sales. The Association's Builder Application Survey (BAS) for May found a 5.9 percent decrease in applications for new home purchase mortgages compared to a year earlier. Compared to April 202... .. read more..

AE, MLO Jobs; Ignite, Servicing, MIP Tools; Industry Weighs in on Disclosure ...
Friday, June 18, 2021

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Inflation Holds Key to Fannie Mae's New Forecast
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Posted To: MND NewsWire Fannie Mae's economists have revised a lot of their forecast from last month as new data has come in. The outlook for the 2021 GDP has been revised modestly to 7.1 percent from 7.0 percent on a Q4-over-Q4 basis. The revision was due to data indicating stronger second quart... .. read more..

MBS RECAP: Strong Showing For Longer-Dated Bonds
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Posted To: MBS Commentary Strong Showing For Longer-Dated Bonds With the Fed's dot plot in focus yesterday, the associated drama was heavily weighted toward the short end of the yield curve. Relative to recent stability, 2yr Treasuries got destroyed while 30yr Treasuries were barely touched. ... .. read more..

No, Mortgage Rates Aren't Lower Today!
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch It's Thursday on a volatile week for the bond market and thus time, once again, to play our favorite game: "no, rates didn't really do that." Sometimes, a majority of mortgage rate headlines say rates went higher when they're really lower. In today's case, rates are... .. read more..

MLO Jobs; Secondary Marketing, SaaS, Purchase Tools; Fannie Addresses NOO and...
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Posted To: Pipeline Press Fortunately for much of the rest of the United States, lumber prices have been falling since May, hopefully cutting the money required for new construction. Criminals often go to where the money is, and lenders must implement steps to stop wire fraud and to give their cl... .. read more..

MBS Day Ahead: Bonds Building a Case For Resilience
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Posted To: MBS Commentary After Wednesday's Fed-inspired rout, bond yields have done a great job finding support in the 1.56-1.59% area overnight amid high volume trading. All other things being equal, and purely from a technical standpoint, this speaks to a good case for resilience. The 1.56... .. read more..

Rates Jump After Fed Announcement
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch Mortgage rates were already drifting higher in the first half of the week, but that was nothing compared to today. This afternoon's Fed Announcement was certainly on the radar as a potential source of volatility. Needless to say, it delivered. But how much did it de... .. read more..

MBS RECAP: Bonds Blasted By Fed's Salty Dots
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Posted To: MBS Commentary Fed's Salty Dots Rock Bonds As feared/anticipated, today was all about the "dots" (the dot plot that shows Fed members' views of the Fed Funds Rate over time). Even though Powell reminded markets, yet again, to take the dots with a big grain of salt, th... .. read more..

Differences Between Previous and Current FOMC Statements
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Posted To: MBS Commentary The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price stability goals. TheProgress on vaccinations has reduced the spread of COVID-19 pandemic is causing ... .. read more..

Differences Between Previous and Current FOMC Statements
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Posted To: MBS Commentary The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price stability goals. The Progress on vaccinations has reduced the spread of COVID-19 pandemic is causing... .. read more..

MLO, AE Jobs; Servicing, Sales, TPO, VOI Products; Fannie and Agency Shifts C...
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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