Mortgage Rates Higher After Jobs Report; Lenders Downbeat About Profits

Posted Jeff Tarbell Daily Update

Mortgage rates moved only moderately higher today after the Employment Situation report came out much stronger than expected. The all-important jobs data showed payroll growth of 242k in February compared to a median forecast of 190k. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent despite more people joining or re-entering the labor force. Economic data is one of the most important cues for the bond markets that underlie mortgage rates. Stronger data tends to put upward pressure on rates and today’s was no exception. That said, today’s movement wasn’t especially bigger than any other day spent moving higher over the past week. Indeed, rates were likely able to avoid a sharper move for precisely that reason: they’ve been consistently moving higher. The most prevalent conventional 30yr fixed
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In 2004, I began a very interesting and fun journey/hobby as the host of “talkin money” on CBS radio Sports 1140am. After 8 years of waking up every Saturday for a 9am show, I still enjoy the challenge and rewarding experience of hosting a weekly show.

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