Posts filed under “Fixed Income/Interest Rates”

Quote of the day

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"Home sales are in the process of reversing
all the gains of the past two years and reverting to 2003 levels."

- Robert Mellman, economist, J.P.
Morgan

The WSJ’s Afternoon Report reports that mortgage apps sank 5.5% last week; According to the The Mortgage Bankers Association,  applications for purchase fell
4.7%, while refis slid 6.6%.

Not coincidentally, borrowing
costs ticked higher: the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is 6.50%, while the one-year Treasury adjustable-rate mortgage rose to 5.97%. These are the highest rates have been since April 2001.

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Source:
Trade Reprieve
Tim Annett
WSJ, April 12, 2006 12:34 p.m.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114484354102623891.html

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Real Estate

Then & Now

Category: Commodities, Consumer Spending, Earnings, Economy, Employment, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Inflation, Psychology, Real Estate

Chart of the Week: Yield Curve, 2002 versus 2006

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Inflation

Did the Yield Curve Send a “False Alarm?”

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Inflation, Investing, Markets

Does the US have a “Credit Risk Spread” vs Other Nations?

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates

Macro Impact of Rates

Category: Economy, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Retail

NFP lifts Yields & Spooks Stocks

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Investing, Markets

Real Fed Fund Rates

Category: Data Analysis, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates

Famous Last Words

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates

10 Year Yield Makes a Run for 5%

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Markets, Technical Analysis