June 30th, 2017
Suggestion: Heading into the holiday weekend where many will be off on Monday for the 4th of July, carefully floating is recommended.
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Rates Effective June 30, 2017 11:45 AM EST
No origination on all posted rates. Call for other rates
Conforming loans $424,100 and under
30-Year Fixed 4.000% (4.087%APR)
15-Year Fixed 3.250% (3.397% APR)
Jumbo Loans over $424,100 and over
30-Year Fixed 4.125% (4.169% APR)
15-Year Fixed 3.750% (3.824% APR)
FHA (Federal Housing Authority)
30-Year Fixed 3.625% (4.681% APR)
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Actual payments will vary based on your individual situation and current rates. The above rates are subject to change.
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.
Commentary at the Close: And just like that, the books are closed on June and second quarter 2017. Month- and quarter-end selling set in the latter half of the trading day, leaving the FNMA 30-year 3.5% coupon down -22 bp to close at 102.66 today. Stocks posted gains heading into the July 4th holiday week. The Dow was up 62.60 to close at 21,349.63, the Nasdaq down 3.93 to 6140.42, and the S&P up 3.71 to 2423.41. WTI Crude gained 1.34 on the barrel to end the day at 46.27. Stock markets close at 1 p.m. ET Monday, July 3, and Bond markets close at 2 p.m. ET. All markets are closed Tuesday in observance of Independence Day. Trading is expected to be light next week as investors head out on vacation. Next Wednesday’s release of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes and Friday’s Jobs Report for June could add some fireworks to an otherwise quiet week. Happy Fourth of July!
|Fri, Jun 30 3:20 PM Looks like some month and quarter end selling setting in for MBS.|
|Fri, Jun 30 12:52 PM At midday, Stocks holding gains, MBS near unchanged. 10-yr yield 2.27%.|
|Fri, Jun 30 12:41 PM Markets turn quiet as players head out early for the weekend as many will be out on Monday for the holiday shortened session.|
Late Morning Commentary: Inflation remained tame in May as measured by the Core PCE rising by 0.1% in May from April, while the Fed's favorite inflation gauge, the annual Core PCE fell to 1.4%, well below the Fed's target range of 2%. Personal Incomes in May rose 0.4%, just above the 0.3% expected while Spending was up 0.1%, in line with estimates. With incomes rising more than spending, the personal saving rate rose 5.5% in May from 5.1% in April.
The week, month, quarter and the first half of the year comes to an end today with Mortgage Bonds near unchanged after a volatile week of trading. Stocks, as measured by the S&P 500, are up 8% for the first six months of the year, while mortgage rates fell to the lowest level of 2017 this week to 3.88% as reported by Freddie Mac. The price for a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil has fallen to $45.55 today from $53.72 at the end of 2016.
|Fri, Jun 30 10:12 AM Dow, S&P higher ... NASDAQ lower.|
|Fri, Jun 30 10:01 AM Final June Consumer Sentiment 95.1 vs 94.7 expected.|
|Fri, Jun 30 9:54 AM The June Chicago PMI 65.7 vs 57.8 expected.|
|Fri, Jun 30 9:08 AM Home affordability declined in the second quarter, dropping to its lowest level since 2008, according to the Q2 2017 U.S. Home Affordability Index by ATTOM Data Solutions, a multi-sourced property database.|
|Fri, Jun 30 8:40 AM May annual Core PCE falls to 1.4% from 1.5% and below the Fed's target rate of 2%.|
|Fri, Jun 30 8:32 AM May Personal Incomes 0.4% vs 0.3%, Spending 0.1% inline.|
|Fri, Jun 30 8:32 AM May Core PCE 0.1%, inline.|
|Fri, Jun 30 8:24 AM U.S. dollar index 95.44, +0.07.|
|Fri, Jun 30 8:23 AM WTI oil +$0.26, at $45.19/barrel.|
|Fri, Jun 30 8:17 AM The month, quarter and first half of 2017 ends today.|
|Fri, Jun 30 8:16 AM The Bond markets will close early at 2:00 p.m. ET on Monday July 3, while Stocks close at 1:00 p.m. ET. All capital markets will be closed on the 4th.|
|Fri, Jun 30 8:15 AM Trading will volumes will decline significantly by this afternoon as players look to head out early for the weekend with many away for the shortened session on Monday.|
|Fri, Jun 30 8:07 AM After four days of volatility, MBS open near unchanged ahead of Core PCE inflation data, Consumer Sentiment, Consumer Spending & Income Incomes and the Chicago PMI.|
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