First of all, the market had an “outside day up.” What this means is that we made a lower low than the previous day, only to close above yesterdays high level. In Austin mortgage terms, we had pricing at one time today that was worse than yesterdays only to close above yesterday's best level. Trust me, the pattern is bullish.
Although the home price numbers are good, uncertainty with the 8K stimulus plan and continued high unemployment will need to be monitored
Hey what do you know, a little green on the screen! Case Shiller Home Price Index painted the screen with an improvement of 1.2% while the year on year figure was down 11.3%. The number were a bit better than consensus, showing signs of stability creeping back into the housing market. 17 of the 20 market surveyed showed positive price improvement with Charlotte, Las Vegas, and Cleveland the only decliners. Although the numbers are good, uncertainty with the 8K stimulus plan and continued high unemployment will need to be monitored.
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Bonds, notes and mortgage backs have rallied this morning as stocks take a breather from their 25% bear market pop
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