Market Watch March

Dated: 03/06/2016

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Mortgage Rate Movement



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We've made it through another week full of economic data with the biggest headlines coming in on Friday with the February Non-Farm payroll report. The jobs headline was strong, up 242k, however, the earnings data was much more disappointing. Average hourly earnings fell by -.1%, bringing the year over year rate from 2.5% to 2.2%. We also saw a decline in the average work week hours, from 34.6 down to 34.4. Very mixed signals in the report as the economy looks to be adding more jobs, but the lack of wage growth will likely give the Fed even more uncertainty in the meetings ahead. 
Technically, ~1.88/1.89% would be our next level of support for the 10yr and we will need to see closing marks below that point for any chance of a move back to lower rates. As the charts line up now, it looks as if we may see higher yields, possibly the 1.93% handle, before moving back lower. With that said, we suggest you lock in your loans and keep those pipelines tidy.


March 8 – NFIB Small Business Optimism Index
March 9 – MBA Mortgage Applications
March 9 – Wholesale Trade
March 10 – Jobless Claims
March 10 – Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index
March 10 – Treasury Budget
March 11 – Import and Export Prices


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