Market Commentary

Updated on June 22, 2018 10:16:40 AM EDT

There is nothing scheduled for today that is expected to affect mortgage rates. If there is an intraday move in bonds and mortgage pricing, it likely will be a result of stock movement. Generally speaking, stock strength usually has a negative reaction on bonds and pushes mortgage rates upward. On the other hand, stock selling leads to funds being brought into bonds, causing mortgage rates to move lower. If the major stock indexes remain near current levels, bonds and mortgage rates should follow suit today.

Next week has a handful of relevant economic releases scheduled along with a couple of Treasury auctions that we will be watching. Only two of the releases carry much importance but neither are considered major or key pieces of data. Monday does bring a minor release in May's New Home Sales report. It tracks strength in the small new home portion of the housing sector. It likely will not cause much movement in mortgage rates. Look for details on next week's activities in Sunday evening's weekly preview.

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