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Mortgage Rate Trend Index

 
 

Will rates go up, down or remain unchanged?

Greg McBrideGreg McBride
CFA, Senior financial analyst, Bankrate.com
Mortgage rates may move up a bit leading into Tuesday's Fed meeting.
Holden LewisHolden Lewis
Assistant managing editor, Bankrate.com
I don't think inflation is an imminent threat. Neither does the Fed. When the Fed's rate-setting committee says as much on March 15, investors will accuse the Fedsters of being clueless, and mortgage bond prices will fall. Mortgage rates will then rise. Remember this: The mortgage bond investors who think the Fed is clueless are the same people who thought stated-income loans were a good investment a few years ago.
Derek EgebergDerek Egeberg
Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist and branch manager, Academy Mortgage, Yuma, Ariz.
The investment experts continue to say we are in an economic recovery. That news alone is pushing rates higher.
Barry HabibBarry Habib
CEO, Mortgage Market Guide, Holmdel, N.J.
Higher rates in the week ahead.
Dick LepreDick Lepre
Senior loan officer, RPM Mortgage, San Francisco
The daily tech is down-crossed to bearish (lower prices, higher yields). This should create mildly higher Treasury and mortgage rates until approximately March 24. The weekly tech is bullish and the monthly is bearish.
Bob MoultonBob Moulton
President, Americana Mortgage Group, Manhasset, N.Y.
Rates are on the rise.
John WalshJohn Walsh
President, Total Mortgage Services, Milford, Conn.
Rates are likely to increase in the coming week.
Tommy XintarisTommy Xintaris
Senior mortgage consultant, Houston
Mortgage securities are running into strong resistance as they are trending into oversold levels. The day-to-day will be choppy, so the best plan of action is to work closely with your loan officer and lock and load on the up days during the upcoming week.
 
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