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No, The Fed Didn't Do Anything To Mortgage Rates Today

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

The Federal Reserve released a new policy announcement today. This is one of the 8 times per year where the Fed can opt to change “rates,” or adjust its other policies that impact “rates.” Fed announcement days have a track record as being some of the best (or worst) days for mortgage rates. That said, they can be completely meaningless as well, and that’s the designation we’d pick for today’s version (if we could only pick one). Is it true that the Fed kept rates unchanged at 0-0.25%? Yes , but it’s important to understand that refers to the Fed Funds Rate–a target rate for overnight lending between big banks. Mortgage rates can loosely correlate with the Fed Funds Rate over very long time horizons, but they frequently move in the opposite direction. More importantly mortgage rates are constantly…(read more)

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