Mortgage Rates Edge Higher Ahead of Retail Sales Data

Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates were sideways to slightly higher today, depending on the lender. With the exception of the past two days, this leaves us at the best levels in more than 3 weeks. In general, that move was made possible by financial drama in Turkey, but caveats abound. It’s taken a massive amount of pain in Turkish markets/currency to result in a fairly modest move for US interest rates in the bigger picture. Moreover, US rates continue paying attention to multiple sources of inspiration. Turkey was just one among many in that regard, and even then, only when Turkish market movement was its most extreme. More so than yesterday, today brought some hope that the worst is over for Turkey. While that’s good for Turkey, it’s not good for rates in the US, all other things being equal. That said, it…(read more)Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

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