Mortgage Rates Lowest Since August Ahead of Fed

By Matthew Graham

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates fell today as lenders got caught up with the friendly move in the bond market that we noted yesterday. Incidentally, today’s bond market movement was also friendly (i.e. it suggested rates should continue to move lower). There’s almost never only one reason that financial markets are doing whatever they’re doing, even if there is frequently one reason that’s bigger than the others. Both stocks and oil prices were high on the list of reasons for today’s interest rate movement. When it comes to stocks, big losses frequently help rates (investors often seek safe-havens when stocks are panicking, and bond markets can be one of those havens. More bond buying = lower rates). When it comes to oil prices, the relationship with rates is far less predictable , but when oil is falling rapidly…(read more)

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