MMG WEEKLY – WHAT ARE THEY SAYING THIS WEEK?

MMG Weekly / Vantage Production.blueForecast for the Week

The presidential election will overshadow what minimal economic data is released this week.
  • Weekly Initial Jobless Claims will be reported on Thursday.
  • The Consumer Sentiment Index will be released on Friday.
Remember: Weak economic news normally causes money to flow out of Stocks and into Bonds, helping Bonds and home loan rates improve. In contrast, strong economic news normally has the opposite result. The chart below shows Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS), which are the type of Bond on which home loan rates are based.

When you see these Bond prices moving higher, it means home loan rates are improving. When Bond prices are moving lower, home loan rates are getting worse.

To go one step further, a red “candle” means that MBS worsened during the day, while a green “candle” means MBS improved during the day. Depending on how dramatic the changes are on any given day, this can cause rate changes throughout the day, as well as on the rate sheets we start with each morning.

As you can see in the chart below, Mortgage Bonds have stabilized recently, keeping home loan rates near historic lows.

Chart: Fannie Mae 3.0% Mortgage Bond (Friday November 04, 2016)

Japanese Candlestick Chart

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Source: LinkedIn

Economic Calendar for the Week of November 07 – November 11

Date
ET
Economic Report
For
Estimate
Actual
Prior
Impact
Thu. November 10
08:30
Jobless Claims (Initial)
11/05
NA
NA
Moderate
Fri. November 11
10:00
Consumer Sentiment Index (UoM)
Nov
NA
87.2
Moderate

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