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Unprecedented Rate Volatility as Markets Ponder Next Big Move September 2, 2022

It’s a tremendously important and volatile time for the market and especially for interest rates. The biggest inflation surge in decades pushed rates to their highest levels in 14 years by mid June.

Fed Reminds Markets Why Rates Went Sharply Higher in August August 26, 2022

While it was never likely to contain too many surprises, this week’s much-anticipated Jackson Hole speech from Fed Chair Powell served as an important reminder as to why rates have risen so sharply in August.

Mortgage Rates Rose Sharply This Week August 19, 2022

The average mortgage rate headline among major news networks suggests things improved this week. The average headline is wrong.

The Curious Case of Lower Inflation Being Bad For Rates August 12, 2022

Markets and mortgage rates are currently trying to reconcile the big narratives that have accounted for most of the movement in 2022.

4.99% Mortgage Rates?! That’s Old News August 5, 2022

The big monthly jobs report from the Labor Department (officially “The Employment Situation) is one of the most reliable sources of volatility for interest rates.

The Real Reason Mortgage Rates Are Dropping at a Record Pace July 29, 2022

Mortgage rates have been all over the map recently, both in terms of their movement and in their variation between lenders. The disconnects are so big as to require a deeper explanation.

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