Mortgage-bond yields plummet after Fed decides not to taper

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And why do these entities, these institutions, decide. tapering (reduction) process, so it might be too late to take advantage of the present instance. However, it’s likely that as the Federal.

The Federal Reserve released a statement Wednesday at 2PM that it will not taper quantitative easing, the $85 billion-a-month mortgage bond purchasing program designed to keep interest rates low to encourage people to borrow and invest.

Mortgage Rates Decline as Fed Continues to Taper Mortgage rates continue to decline following 10 year U.S. Treasury yields lower. Average 30 year mortgage refinance rates are at 4.22 percent, down from the prior week’s average 30 year mortgage rate of 4.30 percent.

Futures traders hammered it down an astounding 28.3% at worst this year on their belief that the Fed would start tapering QE3 this week. But after plummeting. The FOMC chose not to taper QE3 this.

Another positive affect of rising interest rates would be a fall in prepayments. However, one negative from the end of QE is that the volatility in mortgage bond yields will rise from the current all-time lows once there is no Fed to buy mortgage securities on a consistent basis.

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Ben Bernanke may have finally convinced investors that tapering is not a travesty. At the final Federal Open Market Committee meeting of 2013, Bernanke and team decided. rates. Discussing the Fed’s.

"The impact of the spread against Treasuries will be quite tame. The pace of the tapering will be quite slow." Along with bond yields, home-mortgage rates stand to climb as the Fed withdraws its support. The average 30-year home-loan rate has risen to 3.9% from the record low of 3.31% set almost five years ago.

We thus suggest: if the Fed decides only on a modest taper $0B-10B/month, there is a significant scope for U.S. yields to pullback. Between $10B-20B/month, recent downside pressures in emerging markets and upside pressures in U.S. yields will remain; these will continue to manifest into further emerging market FX and high yielding FX weakness.

(MoneyWatch) Despite widespread expectations that the the stimulus it provides the economy through quantitative easing, the central bank said today that it will maintain its current pace of Treasury and mortgage bond purchases. Four possible reasons explain why the Fed decided to delay tapering the $85 billion-a-month program. Fiscal policy.