Tomorrows 10 year and Thursday’s 30 year bond auctions will tell the tale of the tape. Technically, the market is trading within the range formed since last Friday. We see the action as neutral but cautious.
From a pure chart play, we would advise locking in your Austin mortgage rate. Trouble with that advice is stocks and all the global heartburn can put the chart on its head. Tough one to handicap. Given the high profile jobs number tomorrow, it’s best to be a live dog than a dead lion when it comes to your Austin mortgage rate!
Concerns over the deficit and debt levels in Greece are once again in play, forcing European markets lower and then spilling over to stateside equity markets
The news rallied European bonds and has given a lift to treasuries and MBS, pushing the 10 year note above the 21 day moving average. If we can hold these levels, the chart will turn to neutral from bearish and should work its way into better mortgage pricing.
Apple blew the doors off with earnings at $1.82 per share. PPI posted better than expected numbers and certainly takes the Fed off the inflation hook. Housing numbers didn’t impress anyone. We’ll stick with our neutral market call while leaning towards the bullish camp.