The big economic news this week was Friday's Employment data, which fell short of Wall Street forecasts and pushed mortgage rates lower. Investors continued to watch the situation in Europe, but there were no major market moving developments. Due to a rally on Friday, Austin mortgage rates ended the week lower.
What will the effect on mortgage rates be? Given that the market has build in a positive jobs bias, anything that is 0 to 50K in jobs growth will not create a strong selloff. The bias will be for worsening pricing but not substantially so. This is because the market has already sold off in anticipation.
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