Day two of the FOMC meeting and we are about to get the word on upcoming monetary policy direction. Watch the video to hear the plan and why the government thinks this stimulus package will keep long-term rates low. The real questions is will it work and how will this affect Mortgage Backed Securities and interest rates. I’m taking a locking stance, as I fully expect some volatility this afternoon.
Been a long two weeks, the markets have been volatile, but stable if that makes any sense. We have seen huge swings but at the end of the day they have averaged out in a pretty consistent pattern. CPI number hit the wire along with the news spokesholes spamming the outlets about mortgage rates hitting lowest levels in 60 years. Major banks, BofA specifically is still bleeding out uncontrollably we could see a flat line scenario soon. Mortgage Bonds are off today…my advice is to lock in while rates are at these levels.
End of QE 2 this week quite possibly spells the end of low mortgage rates as we know it. Expect major volatility this week with major reports and 4th of July light trading volume. MBS are taking a beating already, watch the video to get all the details you do not want to be caught off guard this week…..Find out if i’m floating or locking….
After 14 straight days of positive Fannie Mae 4% coupon closings, the bond finally looks to be at a crossroad. The attach video shows the 14 day rally, the huge battle to break through the triple overhead layers of resistance and todays head on collision with the 200 day moving average. What is the market to do? Tomorrow we have the Jobs numbers hitting the wire at 8:30EST, this usually volatile report could either catapult the Mortgage Bonds higher and further the rally or kill it off and cause a massive selloff, which by the way the bond market is ripe for. Its going to be interesting to watch.