Mortgage ratesÂ were generally unchanged today. Â This is actually quite an accomplishment if you ask the average bond market participant. Â Mortgage rates are largely determined by bond market movement (specifically, that of Mortgage-Backed Securities or MBS). Â In the bigger picture, bond markets weakened today. Â Normally, that would push mortgage rates higher, but today the damage was largely contained in the Treasury sector.
There's only so much MBS can do to ignore the suggestion of Treasury momentum, however. Â So if broader bond markets continue to weaken tomorrow, expect mortgage rates to head a bit higher. Â