Market Composite Index:(loan application volume)
Mortgage Bankers Association for the week of 01/26/2010
Purchase Index: Refinance Share of Mortgage Activity: Arm Share:
MBA outlook: (Excerpted from mbaa.org)
The financial markets response to the announcement of QE2 on November 3 has likely been a disappointment to the Fed. Equity prices have risen, but long-term rates have backed up considerably, with the yield on the 10-year Treasury pushing up past 3%. And turmoil in Europe has led to an increase in the value of the dollar in exchange markets, not the decline that had been expected in response to QE2. Had the Feds proposal for renewed large-scale asset purchases been well received, Fed officials might now be considering increasing the announced rate of purchases to $100 billion per month or more. But dong so under present circumstances would likely evoke a political firestorm.