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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, PPI

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, PPI

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: New 2017 Lows for Rates, But There’s a Catch Mortgage rates fell to new lows for the year today, following the North Korea nuclear threat headlines.  In truth, the preceding sentence gives too much credit to geopolitical risk.  Rates were already drifting very close to the lowest levels since...
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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Philly Fed Mfg

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Philly Fed Mfg

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates at 3-Week Lows Although today’s rates aren’t appreciably lower than yesterday’s, they’re technically the best we’ve seen since June 28th.  More lenders are quoting top tier conventional 30yr fixed rates of 4.0% instead of 4.125%, and some of the aggressive lenders are back down to...
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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, GDP

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, GDP

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Highest in More Than 2 Weeks Mortgage rates moved moderately higher again today, as investors continued digesting the possibility of a “taper tantrum” in Europe. …The average lender is once again quoting 4.0% on top tier conventional 30yr fixed scenarios.  Before today (and especially before yesterday), 3.875% was...
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Thursday: Unemployment Claims

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims

Some interesting analysis from Josh Lehner at the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis: States at Full Employment, A Prime-Age EPOP Story The key economic question economists are trying to answer today is whether or not the U.S. economy is at full employment. Given it is more a concept then a hard calculation, you look for signs in the...
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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Trade Deficit

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Trade Deficit

From Merrill Lynch on FOMC announcement: The FOMC communicated today a lack of concern about the recent slowdown in economic data, describing it as “transitory” while “the fundamentals underpinning the continued growth of consumption remained solid”. Not surprisingly then the statement was interpreted as hawkish relative to market expectations, as the Treasury curve bear...
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Thursday: PPI, Unemployment Claims, Consumer Sentiment

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Thursday: PPI, Unemployment Claims, Consumer Sentiment

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Rates Move Deeper Into 2017 Lows After Trump Comments Mortgage rates continued lower today, bringing them even deeper into new lows for 2017.  Bond markets (which underlie rate movement) were already doing just fine this morning, but got a boost from Trump’s comments on the strength of the US...
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Thursday: Housing Starts, Philly Fed Mfg, Q4 Household Debt and Credit

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Thursday: Housing Starts, Philly Fed Mfg, Q4 Household Debt and Credit

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Approach 3-Week Highs Mortgage rates rose for the 5th day in a row following a higher reading in this morning’s inflation data and an upbeat Retail Sales report. … Today’s increase brings mortgage rates close to their highest level in 3 weeks. You’d have to...
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Thursday: New Home Sales, Unemployment Claims

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Thursday: New Home Sales, Unemployment Claims

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Resume Big-Picture Uptrend Mortgage rates moved higher for the 5th time in the past 6 business days. The past 2 days have combined to bring rates a full .125% higher. That’s the increment by which rates are most commonly divided (i.e. 4.0, 4.125%, 4.25%, etc.)....
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Thursday: ADP Employment, Unemployment Claims, ISM Non-Mfg, Apartment Survey

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Thursday: ADP Employment, Unemployment Claims, ISM Non-Mfg, Apartment Survey

Thursday:• At 8:15 AM ET, the ADP Employment Report for December. This report is for private payrolls only (no government). The consensus is for 172,000 payroll jobs added in December, down from 216,000 added in November. • At 8:30 AM, the initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 260...
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Thursday: ISM Mfg, Auto sales, Unemployment claims, Construction Spending

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Thursday: ISM Mfg, Auto sales, Unemployment claims, Construction Spending

A few comments from Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC: “OPEC today struck what increasingly appears to be a historic deal, with both cuts and participation well in excess of earlier expectations.  Total OPEC cuts, compared to OPEC production as recorded by secondary sources for October 2016, are forecast at 1.2 mbpd.  To...
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