Welcome to my first post of 2016! I hope you and yours had a wonderful New Year holiday.
This week may not seem like there is a lot in store for economic indicators that influence the direction of mortgage rates…however, Friday features this years first Jobs Report.
This is a short week with the Christmas holiday rapidly approaching. With many traders being on vacation for the holidays, we will most likely see additional volatility through the end of this year. Next week will be a short holiday week as well.
Here are some of the economic indicators scheduled to be released this week that may impact the direction of mortgage interest rates:
I apologize for not getting this post done yesterday as I typically do. Last week, I was in Nashville attending the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference. It wrapped up on Friday which gave us some time to visit with my son who currently lives there. Our flight home Sunday afternoon was cancelled, which meant my sister-in-law and I had the pleasure of spending most of yesterday on flights to get back home to Seattle. Just for fun, I thought I’d share a pic I took of Minnie Pearl’s hat and shoes, which are on display at the Ryman Auditorium, home of the original Grand Ole Opry.
This week is packed full of economic indicators and events that may influence the direction of mortgage interest rates, including Fed Head Janet Yellen’s two day testimony in front of Congress which starts tomorrow. Here’s a list of economic indicators scheduled to be released this week: