Mortgage rates moved to their highest level in over a month yesterday as economic data suggested the economy is continuing to improve. Unless negative economic news surfaces, economists predict the Fed will announce their tapering plans September 18. U.S. housing starts rebounded and consumer confidence increased to a six-year high. Jobless claims also declined yesterday to their lowest level in almost six years.
What’s Up on Wall Street?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 22.59 points (0.15%) while the Nasdaq jumped 12.87 points (0.37%). Also, the S&P 500 rose 1.97 points (0.12%).
Here are some of today’s rates:
Here are a few links to some of today’s financial articles. Be sure to leave a comment below if you know of any additional financial articles that are trending today.