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.
Currently, the 10 year note is down 20/32’s (yield 3.49%), MBS down 6/32’s, and stocks up 75 points on the big board. Stocks will hold the key as to where Austin mortgage rates go next. The current pattern (stocks) has been for sellers to lean on the market when it rallies (5 out of the last 7 days). We will want to watch the late afternoon trade (from 2:00 to 3:00 cst) to see if they can hold today’s gains. Failure to do so will improve mortgage pricing while a positive close, especially 50 points or more, will put additional pressure on our stuff.
With the environment for Austin mortgage pricing so helter skelter, one must move quickly to have a chance
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