Archive for November, 2011

Rates Resilient As ‘Risk On’ Trade Continues

Today’s links explaining why stocks up and bonds down. But not all bonds: mortgage bonds steady, keeping rates low.

Key Stats On 2011 Homebuyers from NAR

Here’s what the typical homebuyer profile looks like in 2011.

Improving Data: Jobs, Pending Home Sales, Manufacturing

All today’s stats with charts. Generally good reports.

Home Prices Down. Is Owning A Home Smart?

Revisiting home price guru Robert Shiller’s comments that ‘owning a home isn’t necessarily smart’.

Consumer Confidence Spike, Home Prices Down

Today’s stats/charts on consumer confidence, home prices, retail sales.

Fed To Buy $545b Mortgage Bonds In QE3?

Fed MBS QE3 rumors.

WeeklyBasis 11/28: Rates Even To Up. Unless QE3 MBS Rumors True.

Nov 28-Dec 2 concise outlook on rates, stocks, holiday shopping, jobs, home prices, Europe, QE3 rumors.

Roundup of Holiday Shopping Stats So Far

Retail Traffic Magazine is all over holiday stats and links.

Fundamentals 11/28: New Home Sales. EU OK Now!

Today’s stats: new home sales, Dallas Fed manufacturing. And the latest ‘Everything’s OK In Europe’ story.

If Fed Funds Are 0%, Why Are Mortgages 4%?

How Fannie and Freddie impact the Fed Funds overnight rate.

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