The FOMC kept the short term Fed Funds rate unchanged (between 0% and .25%) with a 9 to 1 vote

The FOMC kept the short term Fed Funds rate unchanged (between 0% and .25%) with a 9 to 1 vote.  They also commented that economic conditions warrant exceptionally low levels of the Fed Funds rate for an extended period.  Kansas City Fed President Thomas Hoenig was the lone dissenter, citing against the policy believing that a repeated expectation could lead to the buildup of “financial imbalances” and run the risk of macroeconomic and financial instability.  Market reaction has been a positive for stocks (Dow up 77 points) and a not so positive for bonds (down 30/32’s), notes (down 19/32’s), and mortgage backs (down 11/32’s).  Keep your defense on the field.

About Max Leaman Austin Mortgage

GREAT RATES, LOW FEES, CLOSE ON TIME™ ---- 2012 Ranked #1 Austin Residential Mortgage Lender (Austin Business Journal) 2010, 2011 & 2012 Five Star Professional (Texas Monthly) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 PrimeLending Chairman's Circle Award 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Scotsman Guide Top Originator (Top 200 Mortgage Professionals in U.S.A.) Better Business Bureau "A+ Rating" National Lender Rankings (Scotsman Guide): Top Purchase Volume (No. 10) Most Loans Closed (No. 32) Top Dollar Volume (No. 88)

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