December 7th, 2016
What Is Going On With Interest Rates? #wigowir
Below is the news when it happened and the market’s reaction. For a full view of the day start at the bottom and work your way up. If want to know what just happened start at the top. All Times are Eastern Standard Time. When the price of Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) goes down rates go up, and when the price goes up rates come down. Remember in the bond market Bad News is Good News and Good News is Bad news.
4:02 PM The Dow (19,549), S&P (2,241) and the Nasdaq (5,393) all close at record highs.
3:05 PM MBS continue to trade higher now at best levels of the session.
2:56 PM The Dow (19,538), S&P (2,235) and the Nasdaq (5,385) all hit record highs in today's trading.
1:59 PM 10-yr T Note yield edges lower to 2.34%.
1:36 PM Dow surges higher by 200 points, but MBS show resilience holding solid gains.
12:46 PM Near midday, MBS holding gains, despite the S&P being in positive territory. Dow up almost 100 points.
12:26 PM The Dow, Nasdaq and the S&P all now in positive territory.
11:20 AM The Dow and S&P trade positive, Nasdaq in negative territory.
10:24 AM The number of job openings little changed in October at 5.5 million, reported by the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).
10:18 AM The Fannie Mae 3.5% 30-yr coupon pokes its head above resistance at 102.75, now at 102.78.
Commentary: Slowly but surely the come back currently is continuing. MBS peaks above R1 ($102.75) Stay tuned to see if this continues. On the rate page you will see that the 30 year fixed went down 0.125%.
10:08 AM MBS hit session highs as the Stock rally pauses.
9:51 AM The S&P trades modestly lower soon after the market open.
8:23 AM WTI oil $50.41/barrel, -$0.53.
8:23 AM There are no major economic reports due for release today.
8:22 AM U.S. dollar index 100.51, unchanged.
8:18 AM Please remember those brave souls who perished defending our country and civilians in the Pearl Harbor attack 75 years ago today ... December 7, 1941.
8:14 AM The MBAs refinance index -1.0%, purchase index +0.4%.
8:13 AM The MBA reports that its Market Composite Index, a measure of total mortgage application volume, slipped 0.7% in the latest week.
8:10 AM The recent decline in Mortgage Bond prices and higher yields pushed the 30-yr fixed conventional mortgage rate ($417K or less) up to 4.27%, the highest since October 2014, reports the MBA.
8:09 AM The 10-yr T Note yield edges lower to 2.36% from yesterday's close of 2.40%.
8:07 AM MBS open modestly higher.
8:06 AM Bond prices rise as oil and S&P futures come under pressure.
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