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    • MBS RECAP: Unofficial 4th Day of Weekend Leaves Bonds Slightly Weaker February 20, 2018
      Posted To: MBS CommentaryToday was a total dud in terms of volume and volatility. That's not all that uncommon on the Tuesday following a 3-day weekend, especially if there are no major events or headlines. Overnight bond market movement was dictated by an ongoing trend set into motion late last Friday when bonds found the […]
    • Mortgage Rates Unable to Extend Last Week's Gains February 20, 2018
      Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates moved back up today after ending last week on a positive note. Improvements in rates have been uncommon so far in 2018. In fact, we haven't seen more than 2 consecutive days without a move higher. In that sense, today keeps the prevailing trend intact. If there's a saving […]
    • MBS Week Ahead: Positions Part 2: Making Better Sense of Early 2018 February 20, 2018
      Posted To: MBS CommentaryLast Friday's Day Ahead was all about positions. Read it HERE , if you haven't done so or need a refresher. It advocated caution with respect to floating or otherwise being optimistic based on early gains because those early gains were likely a product of short-covering. Rampant short-covering is only a concern […]
    • New Products, Expansion; Legal and Political Updates February 20, 2018
      Posted To: Pipeline PressWelcome to Day 1 of the longest period in the United States without a federal holiday: President's Day to Memorial Day. Some will think, “That’s a drag,” while others will think, “That’s more days to fund loans!” Speaking of fundings, the precise HMDA information for 2017 won’t be out until September. But […]
    • MBS RECAP: Another Chance to Not Get Your Hopes Up February 16, 2018
      Posted To: MBS CommentaryTiny pockets of gains have come and gone in the vast sea of red that's dominated 2018 so far. Each pocket has attempted to lure optimists into a "bull trap." In other words, originators want to be bullish on rates, so they're more likely to take the best available opportunities to get […]
    • Mortgage Rates Catch a Break Before Long Weekend February 16, 2018
      Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchFinancial markets in the US will be closed for President's Day on Monday. Thus, mortgage lenders will not be open, nor will they be accepting locks. Given that mortgage rates took the road less traveled in 2018 and actually moved lower, it's worth having a chat with your mortgage professional if […]

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