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Gold hit a new high this morning of $1254.50 on European currency and equity concerns

Gold hit a new high this morning of $1254.50 on European currency and equity concerns. Fed Chair Bernanke hit the wire as well, trying to assure the markets that the US will avoid slipping back into recession. Doesn’t seem as many are listening given another round of early stock gains followed by selling into strength. Stock bulls are doing their best to defend the 1040 level in S&P’s (currently 1046) but need to move higher or will most likely fall under their own weight with a new target of 980.

2010-06-08T22:50:35-05:00June 8, 2010|Austin Mortgage Market|

A tug of war for Austin mortgage interest rates seems in the cards

Austin mortgage rates and pricing can go one way or the other in short order but most likely hold steady at current levels. Best to stay on defense as stocks certainly look better, Europe looks better, and the Federal Reserve Chairman hints of Fed Funds rate hikes sooner than later. Personally, we like the chart (better chance of lower Austin mortgage rates/better pricing) but the fundamentals (economic data) points to a steady recovery. A tug of war for Austin mortgage interest rates seems in the cards.

2010-05-10T12:45:06-05:00May 10, 2010|Austin Mortgage Market|

Earlier today, Consumer Income hit the skids, falling 1.3% while Spending rose .4%. The Income component was the largest monthly decline since January 2005. Pure and simple, it reflects declining wage and salary disbursements.

From our technical view, the chart looks more like “crack the whip” than any type of symmetrical trading. Last Friday caught a bid from month end buying (portfolio extension needs), Monday gave it all back as stocks traded and closed above 1000 on the S & P chart, and today’s rally has been derailed by Pending Home Sales.

2009-08-04T18:33:56-05:00August 4, 2009|Austin Mortgage Market|