Taking a look back at the May 2022 mortgage market, investor expectations surrounding inflation stabilized to some degree.
In a relatively quiet week for mortgage markets, investors saw steady job gains in the leisure and hospitality sectors.
Although the latest core PCE met expectations, investors grow increasingly concerned with slowing global economic growth.
While much of this week’s economic data met investor expectations, consumer spending surged in April 2022.
Last month, investors focused on elevated inflation levels on as April 2022 mortgage rates climbed to their highest levels since 2009.
With the release of the April 2022 Core CPI data, inflation began to ease. This modest inflation decline allowed mortgage rates to stabilize.
Last month, March 2022 mortgage rates soared at an unexpectedly fast pace as the market stays volatile this year.
As investors focused heavily on the high inflation, mortgage rates rose to their highest levels since late 2018.
Rising inflation levels continued to induce massive daily market volatility for February 2022 mortgage rates.
Last month, January 2022 mortgage rates achieved their highest levels since early 2020 as investors again saw record-setting inflation.