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Bonds, notes, and mortgage backs are flat with volume running at its lowest level in 3 weeks

Bonds, notes, and mortgage backs are flat with volume running at its lowest level in 3 weeks. The tug of war that has us trapped pits stocks that just won’t fade (Dow up 45 points) on one side and Greek sovereign debt issues that just won’t go away on the other. Matter of fact, Fitch just downgraded their debt of BBB-, right where subprime paper should have been in 2006 when the rating agencies had it at triple A.

2010-04-09T13:06:50-05:00April 9, 2010|Austin Mortgage Market|

“Interest rates will be rising…the federal funds rate should be permitted to rise with them”

On a side note, Philadelphia Fed President Plosser (who will not be a voting FOMC member until 2011) said: "Looking ahead, I see an economy that will be growing over the next two years, which means real interest rates will be rising… the federal funds rate should be permitted to rise with them." He said that higher rates may be needed before the unemployment rate and resource utilization return to desirable levels.

2009-12-02T12:53:58-06:00December 2, 2009|Austin Mortgage Market|