Blog 2017-12-20T17:34:11+00:00

Market Update with Lykken on Lending

November 29th, 2017|

Listen to this week's edition of Lykken on Lending for the latest mortgage rate and market updates.http://lykkenonlending.com/2017-11-27-podcast-market-update-with-joe-farr/

Details on Fed Balance Sheet Reduction

June 15th, 2017|

After its meeting concluded on June 14th, the Fed provided some details about the plan to reduce its holdings of U.S. Treasuries and agency debt and mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Regarding the starting time for the reductions, Fed Chair Yellen said [...]

Fed’s Plan for Balance Sheet

May 25th, 2017|

During the quantitative easing years of 2008 through 2014, the Fed acquired trillions of dollars of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities (Agency MBS) and U.S. Treasuries. Its balance sheet grew from under $1 trillion to over [...]

Focus on French Election

April 21st, 2017|

MBSQuoteline Weekly News focuses on the French Election.  Click on link for full story: https://www.mbsquoteline.com/newsletter/view/255/16560/0/3  

French Presidential Election

April 20th, 2017|

The first round of the French Presidential election will take place on Sunday. It is significant for global markets because of its potential implications for the future of the European Union (EU). The two candidates who receive the most votes [...]

Trump Trade Reverses

March 28th, 2017|

Since the election, stocks have performed very well, while bonds yields have risen. This was due to expected policy changes under the Trump administration which would boost economic growth. Stronger growth is good for the economy and for stocks, but [...]

European Elections

February 24th, 2017|

One source of volatility for MBS prices is uncertainty about the outcome of upcoming elections in several European countries. Investors are most focused on the presidential election in France which will take place on April 23. Polls show a close [...]

Yellen Testimony

February 14th, 2017|

In her semi-annual testimony to Congress, Fed Chair Yellen said that the Fed expects that economic progress will call for "further gradual increases" in the federal funds rate. She also said that it would be "unwise" to wait too long [...]

Effect of Tax Cuts

February 9th, 2017|

President Trump today said to expect an announcement about tax cuts in two to three weeks. Mortgage rates moved a little higher after the comment. There are two reasons why tax cuts are viewed as negative for mortgage rates. The [...]

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