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Another Up Down Week in the Market Ends with Mortgage Rates Up a Bit

October 1, 2010

For a week chock full of economic data, the trends this week generally matched those of the previous weeks. Early in the week, low numbers for consumer confidence brought rates to near record lows again for a short time, but this passed and positive news on consumer spending and unemployment numbers. For any action there is a reaction and this positive news was accompanied by a reaction that economic improvements could negatively shape Fed policy. Markets reacted with a 180-degree turn around and an easing of upward pressure on mortgage rates. While this did temper the increase, mortgage rates for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loans did end up a slight bit.

Reposted from my blog post on The Chicago77.

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