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Mortgage News Daily Feed & Christian Science Monitor:
 
MBS RECAP: Super Sideways Ahead of Retail Sales
4/14/2021 3:44 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentarySuper Sideways Ahead of Retail Sales Retail Sales used to be a big ticket report, but like so many others, has been punching well below its weight post-covid. That will change at some point. We could see vague hints of that change as early as tomorrow. Either way, those mere hints ...Read More
 
MBS RECAP: Super Sideways Ahead of Retail Sales
4/14/2021 3:44 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentarySuper Sideways Ahead of Retail Sales Retail Sales used to be a big ticket report, but like so many others, has been punching well below its weight post-covid. That will change at some point. We could see vague hints of that change as early as tomorrow. Either way, those mere hints ...Read More
 
Freddie Mac Sees Rates and Prices Leveling Off Through 2022
4/14/2021 12:39 PM
Posted To: MND NewsWireFreddie Mac"s Economic and Housing Research Group finds a lot to like in the present economic environment. . The company"s quarterly forecast credits the increasing availability of COVID-19 vaccines and the easing of virus related restrictions, the passage of the American Rescue plan and its cash s...Read More
 
Purchases Now Account For a Majority of New Mortgages
4/14/2021 12:05 PM
Posted To: MND NewsWireBlack Knight has launched a new monthly report covering mortgage origination activity as gathered through its Optimal Blue loan product and pricing engine. The company says its Originations Market Monitor will publish a series of key indicators drawn from Optimal Blue data as well as secondary mark...Read More
 
MLO Jobs; Risk Reduction Products; Marketing, Workflow Tools; JP"s Earnings, and the MBA"s Take on 2020"s Profits
4/14/2021 10:53 AM
Posted To: Pipeline Press"I wear a stethoscope so that in a medical emergency I can teach people a valuable lesson about assumptions.” People shouldn’t assume that all offices are made equal . People in our biz shouldn’t assume that “all lenders are the same.” J...Read More
 
MBS Day Ahead: Bonds Still Staring Down Range Boundaries
4/14/2021 9:09 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryYesterday was good for bonds with 10yr yields covering more ground toward lower yields during domestic trading hours than any other day since February. Nonetheless, when faced with an opportunity to break below the 1.62% resistance level, they ran the only play in the playbook (the...Read More
 
MBS Day Ahead: Bonds Still Staring Down Range Boundaries
4/14/2021 9:09 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryYesterday was good for bonds with 10yr yields covering more ground toward lower yields during domestic trading hours than any other day since February. Nonetheless, when faced with an opportunity to break below the 1.62% resistance level, they ran the only play in the playbook (the...Read More
 
Mortgage Applications Decline Further, High Costs Constraining Home Sales
4/14/2021 7:36 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireHigher interest rates drove the volume of mortgages applications lower again last week. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said its Market Composite Index, a measure of that volume, decreased 3.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis during the week ended April 9. On an unadjusted basis, the I...Read More
 
Mortgage Rates Lowest in Nearly a Month
4/13/2021 3:04 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchSlow and steady wins the race, and mortgage rates have been making slow, steady progress back down from recent long-term highs seen at the end of March. Over that time, the average conventional 30yr fixed rate quote has fallen anywhere from .125 to 0.25% depending on the lender. Th...Read More
 
MBS RECAP: Strong Showing With Help From Vaccine Drama and a Solid Bond Auction
4/13/2021 3:03 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryStrong Showing With Help From Vaccine Drama and a Solid Bond Auction The day began with bonds falling back to yesterday's range after rising in the overnight session. Concerns over the J&J vaccine were in focus. Inflation data (CPI) came out stronger than expected, but bond...Read More




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Your Money Articles from New York Times:
 
We Asked Congress’s Freshmen to Give Up Stock Trading. Few Were Willing.
4/10/2021 1:28 PM
Playing individual stocks is a losing strategy more often than not, and it poses political risk. But only a handful of newly minted lawmakers saw it that way...Read More
 
Without Parties, There’s No Place to Show Off That Expensive Watch
4/10/2021 11:07 AM
Persuading people to spend a lot of money on luxury goods is more difficult in the pandemic. “Why do I put on a $200,000 timepiece if I have a clock on my microwave?...Read More
 
The Tax Filing Deadline Was Delayed to May 17. Here"s What to Know.
4/12/2021 11:25 AM
The federal government and most states pushed back the date to May 17, but others have gone their own way. And if you make estimated tax payments, the deadline remains April 15...Read More
 
Veterans Next Up to Receive Delayed Stimulus Checks
4/7/2021 10:41 AM
More than 25 million lower-income Americans received their stimulus payments on Wednesday. Certain veterans could get theirs next week...Read More
 
Pandemic Helps Stir Interest in Teaching Financial Literacy
4/5/2021 10:34 AM
Two dozen states are considering bills on the subject. Proponents say student debt and heightened interest in economic inequality are behind the efforts...Read More
 
An Argument for Investing Where the Return Is Social Change
4/5/2021 3:04 PM
A new report makes the case for investments that consider impact first and financial return second. But critics say such investments are mainly for the wealthy...Read More
 
Deals Designed to Lure Travelers Off Their Couches
4/7/2021 6:05 AM
For better or for worse, travel companies are trying hard to get people, especially those who are vaccinated, back on the road (or on a plane) again...Read More
 
Family Federal Education Loan Borrowers Get a Reprieve if They Have Defaulted
3/30/2021 1:44 PM
The change still leaves millions of other borrowers in the Family Federal Education Loans program responsible for payments while the bulk of the country’s student loan borrowers have had theirs paused...Read More
 
Save Money at the Store
3/27/2021 10:03 PM
Food is pleasure and connection for most of us. Staying within your budget can bring peace of mind and keep your overall spending on track...Read More
 
Summer Camps See Rebound in Interest
3/26/2021 8:00 AM
After resisting in 2020, many parents see an antidote to a school year when their children have been glued to a computer screen...Read More



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