The Fed Minutes Keep Mortgage Rates On Hold (For Now)

January 5, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

The Federal Reserve released its December 14 meeting minutes Tuesday afternoon. There wasn’t much there to disturb mortgage markets, thankfully.

Fed Minutes Help Push Mortgage Rates To 4-Month High

November 26, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

Bond markets have not taken kindly to the Fed Minutes. The minutes show a propensity toward Fed “action”, most of which markets believe to be inflationary. Inflation leads to higher mortgage rates and that’s exactly what we’ve seen.

Fed Minutes Edge Mortgage Rates Higher

October 13, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

The Federal Reserve released its September 21, 2010 meeting minutes Tuesday afternoon. Mortgage rates are slightly higher today.

The March Fed Minutes Explains Why Home Sales Weren’t Worse This Winter

April 7, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

From March’s Fed Minutes, it’s clear that the Fed’s concern about inflation is hugely diminished — a major plus for the mortgage bond market and mortgage rates.