November 4th, 2021 9:14 AM by Richard Sardella MLO.100007700/NMLS 233568
The rate markets slipped a little yesterday on the FOMC news and Powell’s press conference. There was nothing yesterday that hadn’t been widely anticipated, this morning the 10 yr. started at 1.56% -3 bps from yesterday’s 3 bp increase. MBSs lost 18 bps yesterday, at 9 am ET this morning up 19 bps. So markets are back to where they were at the close Tuesday. Inflation outlooks differ between the Fed and trading in futures markets that currently is betting inflation will last longer than what the Fed believes.
This morning weekly jobless claims were 269K, fractionally lower than 277K expected putting claims down 14K last week.
Q3 preliminary productivity and unit labor costs; worker productivity was expected at -1.5%, it fell -5.0%; unit labor costs expected +5.3% increased +8.3%.
Zillow Group Inc. pulled the plug on its tech-powered home-flipping operation. The decision to abandon home flipping came as the company’s third-quarter results showed it lost more than $380 million in the operation, called Zillow Offers. The business hit a major snag in recent months as Zillow tweaked its algorithms to make more aggressive offers, causing it to overpay for houses just as the heated U.S. market began to cool slightly. Chief Executive Officer Rich Barton: “Fundamentally, we have been unable to predict future pricing of homes to a level of accuracy that makes this a safe business to be in.”
At 9:30 am the DJIA opened -8, NASDAQ +31, S&P +6. 10 yr. note at 9:30 am 1.56% -3 bp. FNMA 2.5 30 yr. coupon at 9:30 am +17 bps and unchanged from 9:30 am yesterday.
Tomorrow is October employment data. We don’t expect MBS prices will improve from the gains so far today.
PRICES @ 10:00 AM
10 yr. note: 1.56% -3 bp
5 yr. note: 1.14% -3 bp
2 Yr. note: 0.43% -3 bp
30 yr. bond: 1.99% unch
Libor Rates: 1 mo. 0.086%; 3 mo. 0.140%; 6 mo. 0.218%; 1 yr. 0.358% (11/3/21)
30 yr. FNMA 3.0: 104.39 +13 bp (+8 bps from 9:30 am yesterday)
30 yr. FNMA 2.5: 102.81 +17 bp (unchanged from 9:30 am yesterday)
30 yr. GNMA 2.5: 102.67 +17 bp (+4 bp from 9:30 am yesterday)
Dollar/Yuan: $6.3923 -$0.0145
Dollar/Yen: 113.85 -0.16 yen
Dollar/Euro: $1.1556 -$0.0054
Dollar Index: 94.24 +0.37
Gold: $1795.80 +$31.90
Bitcoin: 61,833 -1164
Crude Oil: $82.86 +$2.00
DJIA: 36,140 -17
NASDAQ: 15,898 +87
S&P 500: 4677 +17
Richard Sardella has been actively managing and providing services in the mortgage industry for over 27 years. Richard serves on the board of directors as President of Colorado Home Mortgages Inc.
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