Mortgage Rate Trend Index Up: Sept. 18, 2014

Will rates go up, down or remain unchanged?

  • Greg McBride

    Greg McBride, CFA

    Chief financial analyst,

    As Fed bond-buying wraps up in October, the focus will shift to interest rate policy and the timing for rate hikes. The Fed must be careful not to startle the markets and see long-term rates move higher.

  • Bob Moulton

    Bob Moulton

    President, Americana Mortgage Group, Manhasset, New York

    Rates are trending up a little bit.

  • Brett Sinnott

    Brett Sinnott

    Director of secondary marketing, CMG Financial, San Ramon, California

    Positive economic news will continue to keep investors cautious about a rate increase within the next six months, while foreign tensions have calmed. Quantitative easing winds down next month, leaving the Fed with less involvement. To this point it has had little effect on mortgage rates.


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