Without the consumer back in the game, a double dip recession, led by housing is a real possibility. Politicians and the populous movement are angry about continuing anything associated with growing the government and adding to the deficit.
Trouble is, every sector of the curve remains weak and cannot be trusted. Until we see a bottom (which we feel is close) you must stay on defense. Kind of a Yogi Berra thing, “it’s not over till it’s over.”
By nature the pattern is bearish and suggests higher interest rates, worsening Austin mortgage pricing presents the higher probability
Market action, as I mentioned earlier has been a two way street. With earning season (stocks) in full swing, volatility has really picked up in both equities and bonds. Mortgage backs have been the worst performer on the day with spreads to treasuries widening as sellers continue to lean on the market. Currently, the 10 year note is off 7/32’s (yield 3.45%), MBS off 9/32’s, and stocks off only 1 point on the big board. Technically, we are trading a lower lows, lower highs type of pattern. By nature it is bearish and suggests higher interest rates, worsening Austin mortgage pricing present the higher probability. We will want to pay close attention the 10 year yield as it approaches 3.48% - 3.50%. That level is key support and “should” provide a near term bottom, followed by a rebound. If that level does not hold, MBS could feel another ½ point of pain. Play defense as the trend is not your friend!
The failure of the market to hold yesterday’s gains suggest we are building on a bearish continuation pattern. English translation is one of caution, telling us it’s time to be defensive. We expect the new range on the 10 year to be 3.34% to 3.48%. Expectations for worsening Austin mortgage pricing is quite high so take cover.
Technically, the weakness overnight traded to the low end of the range before boot strapping itself up this morning. We see the trade as continuing to be range bound, bracketed by 3.52% on the high yield side (10 year note) and 3.42% on the low side. Any move outside of these parameters will move the market for at least 1 point and a good ½ point in Austin mortgage pricing. Month end supply (112 billion) and a spooky FOMC policy statement sideswipe tilt our bias.
We see the selling as shallow into the later part of the week and then a rebound/rally to deliver better mortgage pricing as we close the book on July
Both stocks and bonds opened on the weak side this [...]