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A weekly look at where mortgage interest rates are headed. A weekly Economic Calendar is also included.

Feb 11, 2019

Mortgages closed last week, under-performing Treasuries. The US 10 yr finished at 2.63, as interest rates fell for the third week in a row and approach their lowest levels in the past 11 months. Some of the topics we will focus on in the very near term are continued BREXIT negotiations, US/China trade talks, and the government shutdown returning. This Thursday, Mark Calabria’s nomination to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency will be taken under consideration by the Senate Banking Committee.

We’ve got a light calendar this week as we start with no economic news of note today. Tuesday is not much more exciting as NFIB Small Business Optimism headlines the day. On Wednesday, there’s MBA applications CPI, and the monthly budget statement. Thursday we’ll get the weekly scheduled Jobless Claims and Continuing Claims, along with PPI, Retail Sales, and BBG Consumer Comfort. Finally, Friday wraps the week up with Empire Manufacturing Import Prices, Industrial Production, Capacity Utilization, and the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment. There are no treasury auctions. 

Economic Calendar for the week of 02/11/2019 to 02/15/2019:
Monday: N/A
Tuesday: NFIB Small Business Optimism
Wednesday: MBA Mortgage Applications, CPI MoM and YoY, Monthly Budget Statement
Thursday: Initial Jobless Claims, Continuing Claims, PPI Final Demand Mom and YoY, Retail Sales Advance MoM, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort
Friday: Empire Manufacturing, Import Price Index, Industrial Production MoM, Capacity Utilization, U. of Mich. Sentiment

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