The Martini Factor is curated by Certified Mortgage Advisor and Raleigh Mortgage Broker Kevin Martini to provide a glimpse of what is likely to impact Raleigh mortgage rates this week.
The top 2 items likely to impact Raleigh mortgage rates this week
As expected, the Fed increased short-term interest rates last week by 0.75%. Even though the news of an increase in the short term rate was expect, the news that rattled the stock and bond market was Fed Chairman Powell’s firm position to continue hiking rates aggressively until inflation comes down. This certainly shouldn’t have been market-moving news given that this message is being screamed from the rooftops over the past several months. However, investors apparently got spooked that continued aggressive rate hikes are likely to trigger a massive recession, with perhaps unforeseen dire consequences for the economy.
PCE INFLATION NUMBERS THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
The Fed’s favorite measure of inflation is PCE (Price Consumption Expenditures). The revised Q2 numbers are scheduled for release this Thursday (9/29/2022), and last month’s numbers are scheduled for release this Friday (9/30/2022). Either of these reports could trigger a market reaction that could negatively impact Raleigh mortgage rates.
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Things to Consider when Buying a Home
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