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Mortgage Interest Rates, Price Of Sex Hit Records Lows

This rings true to me. I’ve never had much money. I used to live out of a 1977 Datsun stationwagon and I made it with half a dozen women in there in 1994. I wonder if part of this has … Continue reading

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As Wall Street Craters, U.S. Treasury Bonds Boom, And Mortgage Interest Rates Fall

The Federal Reserve is buying long-term mortgage backed bonds. This has set off an explosion of demand for such bonds, driving up their price and driving down their yield. About 90% of the funds for U.S. home loans come from … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve Aims For Lower Home Mortgage Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve has laid out a plan to swap out about $400 billion of short-term bonds for a similar amount of long-term bonds. This has increased the price of bonds and reduced their yield, leading to lower mortgage interest … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows

I’ve been writing such headlines for about four years. It always seems like they can’t drift any lower, but with all the bad economic news piling up, the demand for U.S. Treasury bonds builds, the bond yields decline, and with … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Stay Close To All Time Lows

With Wall Street plunging to its worst month in years in August, and the economic outlook uncertain at best, scared investors are plowing their funds into U.S. Treasury bonds, driving up prices and reducing yields. This in turns keeps mortgage … Continue reading

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50/50 Chance We’ll Fall Into A Recession

I’m watching Larry Kudlow on CNBC. They’re listing off all the signs that point to a recession. A flight to safety such as gold and U.S. Treasury bonds. A reluctance by business and investors to invest in anything but gold … Continue reading

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Mortgage Interest Rates Hit New Lows

The Dow Jones dropped 420 points today. Investors are pulling their money out of the stock market and into U.S. Treasury bonds. As a result, interest rates are plunging. There’s not much demand for capital to invest as America’s economy … Continue reading

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Home Purchases Decline As Economy Totters

Would you want to be buy a home in this economy? Knowing that a dramatic stock market crash could happen again any day now? Economic uncertainty drives a flight to safety among investors, bidding up U.S. Treasury bonds and driving … Continue reading

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A Primer On Mortgage Interest Rates

When the economy is at its worst, mortgage interest rates are usually at their lowest. Why? When there is little economic growth, people move into bonds. Bond dividends are fixed. Bond prices vary on demand. The higher the price of … Continue reading

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What Determines Mortgage Interest Rates?

Part of what determines mortgage interest rates are worldwide economic events. What will also determine the interest rate you pay is your credit score. That you have control over. The biggest mover of mortgage interest rates is U.S. Treasury bonds. … Continue reading

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