Market Update – S&P 500 Results Higher Than Estimates

Yesterday, mortgage prices moved higher after a strong 5-year auction. Over 80 percent of companies in the S&P 500 have reported second-quarter results higher than analyst estimates, moving 10-year treasury prices lower while mortgage bonds have stayed relatively flat. Today, mortgages are slightly lower from yesterday’s close before the sale of $29 billion 7-year notes, the last of three note auctions this week.

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Market Update – Treasuries Up After News of Recovery Slowing

U.S. treasuries were up this morning on speculation that the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report will show that the U.S. recovery is slowing, which is pushing expectations that rates will stay low fom some time. Durable goods orders came in a little worse than expected and this is the second consecutive monthly decrease. Also, we have a $37 billion 5-year auction today at 1 p.m.

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Market Update – New Home Sales Expected to Increase

The market is slightly down this morning. Some of the key economic releases this week include today’s new home sales report which is expected increase. On Tuesday, another housing report will be released and the Treasury will begin their weekly auctions. They will be auctioning a total of $104 billion of securities this week. Also, there are a lot more earnings releases slated for the week including the GDP report.

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