Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Thrill is Gone.

Mortgage Rates are trading higher again this morning. The euphoria has worn off from Tuesday's rally following the interest rate cut. Traders have now assessed the long-term negative effects of the sinking Dollar and have begun selling into the market.The US Dollar has been falling against foreign currencies. This is inflationary because it takes more Dollars to buy foreign imports, which is effectively the same thing as a price increase.Bond prices may continue to drift lower throughout the day, pressuring home loan rates higher. For today, I would advise sticking with a locking bias.