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March 6th, 2017

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.

8:19 AM WTI oil $53.06/barrel, -$0.28.

8:18 AM The 10-yr T Note yield declines to 2.47% from Friday's close of 2.49%.

8:17 AM Fed Fund Futures are pricing in an 80% chance of a hike to the short-term Fed Funds Rate.

8:14 AM Investors are taking profits with the major indices near record highs.

8:14 AM Economic data this week is on the light side but the closely watched monthly Jobs Report for February will be released on Friday and is preceded by the ADP Private Payrolls report on Wednesday.

8:10 AM MBS open near unchanged with lower S&P futures as a rate hike this month is essentially guaranteed.

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