Although volume remains light, bond bulls seem to be losing their swagger. Time to get a little more defensive on the market.
It will become more and more difficult to improve Austin mortgage pricing/ lower yields without new fuel (catalyst). At the same time, the economic fundaments do not support higher Austin mortgage rates or worsening mortgage pricing. So, expect Austin mortgage rates to stay low for some time to come.
Look at it this way, if you had 500 million or so to invest what would you do? Buy stocks after a 55% run from the bottom? Loan money to others or increase company investment, betting on a V shaped recovery? Or, buy treasuries which yield a real rate of return around 4.75%. Give me Uncle Sam’s full faith and guarantee any day or at least until there is no doubt about an economic recovery.