BlogTalkRadio Podcast – Apr 19, 2010

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MBS prices are down 3/32nds this morning.  Leading Indicators were released at 10:00 a.m. et and were a little stronger than expected.  Last week was another good week for mortgage rates.  Mortgage rates fell about 10 basis points during the week.  The Fed Beige Book painted a pretty picture for mortgage rates, slow growth and low inflation.  CPI confirmed the low inflation part as it reported prices in March rose at a 1.1% annual rate.  Volatility continued during the week.  Volatility has persisted since the end of the MBS purchase program on March 31st.  As the Fed is no longer a consistent big buyer, the market is functioning more naturally and that includes reacting more significantly to economic announcements and changing sentiment. Mitch Kider, of Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC, joined the show to discuss the result of a recent Department of Labor ruling which changes an interpretation of labor laws as it relates to loan originators (LOs) and overtime.  The new ruling overrides previous rulings that allowed LOs to be exempt from overtime as they were considered to be performing administrative duties.  Now their duties are not considered administrative and the labor laws says, if they do not meet [...]