Mortgage rates were suppressed last week by jittery markets focused on the ongoing debt ceiling debate. While there is a talk of a debt ceiling resolution this morning, there are still concerns about the details of implementing such a solution and whether or not the damage has already been done to world confidence in the […]
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U.S. Treasuries prices rose this morning (good for lower mortgage rates) as news the U.S. economy grew at an even slower pace in the first half of the year than was previously estimated, raised yet more fears the economy was at a real risk for recession. Gross domestic product, a measure of all goods and […]
Mortgage rates worsened this morning, led in part by “positive” data from the the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo sentiment index. The index climbed to 15 this month from 13 in June, which was higher than forecast. While the index is still at very low levels, positive surprises such as this one carry more […]
The University of Michigan’s / Thomson Reuters widely-watched consumer confidence index shows consumer confidence moving lower driven by lack of confidence in government economic policies and increasing pessimism over unemployment, home prices and falling income. The index fell 7.7 points to 63.8, its biggest decline since March with the index falling to 76.3 from 82.0, […]