Low Consumer Confidence Will Bring Big Changes In Spending Habits

2022-07-01T22:56:02+00:00 July 1st, 2022|Categories: MortgageTime|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Low Consumer Confidence May Halt Spending Low Consumer Confidence should be no surprise with the continuously rising rate of inflation and interest rates. The monthly report on consumer confidence published by the Conference Board has been receiving more attention lately, since it may provide information on upcoming spending habits. The latest reading released this week revealed a larger than expected decline, the lowest level since February 2021. There were also some interesting divergences in the details of the report. While consumers expected the labor market to remain very strong, they also intend to scale back a on pricier purchase. These include, large appliances, motor vehicles, vacation travel later in the year. Low Consumer Confidence Drops Along With ISM Report Low Consumer Confidence isn't the only economic indicator. Another significant economic indicator was released this week from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). Reports show a drop to the lowest level since June 2020. The national manufacturing index has Fallen to 53.0.This is below the consensus forecast of 54.5. Still, levels above 50 indicate that the sector is expanding. Core PCE Rises Despite Low Consumer Confience The PCE price index is the inflation indicator favored by the Fed. In May, core [...]

May 2022 Mortgage Market: Rates Plummet with Limited Activity

2022-06-28T15:59:09+00:00 June 15th, 2022|Categories: Monthly Recap|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Taking a look back at the May 2022 mortgage market, investor expectations surrounding inflation stabilized to some degree.

Consumer Spending Surges in April 2022 with Impressive Retail Sales

2022-05-22T21:49:41+00:00 May 20th, 2022|Categories: MortgageTime|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

While much of this week’s economic data met investor expectations, consumer spending surged in April 2022.

April 2022 Core CPI Showed Easing Inflation Just Arrived

2022-05-13T18:18:03+00:00 May 13th, 2022|Categories: MortgageTime|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With the release of the April 2022 Core CPI data, inflation began to ease. This modest inflation decline allowed mortgage rates to stabilize.

March 2022 Mortgage Rates Rise as the Market Stays Volatile

2022-04-25T23:33:59+00:00 April 15th, 2022|Categories: Monthly Recap|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last month, March 2022 mortgage rates soared at an unexpectedly fast pace as the market stays volatile this year.

Mortgage Rates Rose to Highest Levels Since Late 2018

2022-04-14T16:44:56+00:00 April 14th, 2022|Categories: MortgageTime|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As investors focused heavily on the high inflation, mortgage rates rose to their highest levels since late 2018.

Fed Guidance Indicates Rapid Plans to Reduce Their Bond Portfolio

2022-04-08T16:23:59+00:00 April 8th, 2022|Categories: MortgageTime|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This week, investors awaited the latest Fed guidance. Fed officials plan to reduce their bond portfolio more quickly than expected.

February 2022 Mortgage Rates Face Massive New Inflation-Induced Volatility

2022-04-02T14:23:15+00:00 March 15th, 2022|Categories: Monthly Recap|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Rising inflation levels continued to induce massive daily market volatility for February 2022 mortgage rates.

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