Mortgage Rate Trend Index Up: Aug. 16, 2017

Will rates go up, down or remain unchanged?

  • Michael Cox

    Michael Cox

    Former Dallas Fed chief economist, founding director of SMU's O'Neil Center for Global Markets & Freedom

    Inflation has been rising a little and GDP growth has picked up as well. The faster GDP growth increases loan demand and the higher inflation prompts higher interest rates to compensate investors for depreciation in the value of money.

  • Dick Lepre

    Dick Lepre

    Senior loan officer, RPM Mortgage, San Francisco

    The daily tech is decidedly bearish (lower prices, higher yields) while the weekly is mildly bearish. We should see modestly higher Treasury yields and home loan rates in the coming week.

  • Greg McBride, CFA

    Greg McBride, CFA

    Senior vice president and chief financial analyst,

    With a better tone in recent economic data and the Fed getting ready to start shrinking the balance sheet, we'll see some upward pressure on rates.

  • Joel Naroff

    Joel Naroff

    President and Chief Economist, Naroff Economic Advisors, Holland, PA

    Rise. Still recovering from the N. Korea issue.


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