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Matthew Graham
Chief Operating Officer,  Mortgage News Daily / MBS Live

Portland,  Oregon  97219
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"A Treasury "bill" is not the same as a legislative bill. Treasury bills are shorter-term bonds. So when Powell is talking about buying bills, it's helpful for the shorter end of the bond market. With respect to "passed," "ahead," etc. you're right. I think I'll change that going forward. Look for different verbiage in the day ahead (tomorrow)."    View Comment
"Thanks Larry. We should also keep in mind that QE3 marked a high point for MBS levels vs Treasuries. It's been very gradually downhill from there--especially after balance sheet runoff and remaining reinvestments shifting in favor of Treasuries. In other words, we probably shouldn't expect mortgage rates to be able to get back within the same distance of 10yr yields compared to 2012 and 2016--even after things settle down. That doesn't mean we won't see new all-time low mortgage rates..."    View Comment
"Look at the "annual totals" column in the table at the bottom here: http://www.freddiemac.com/research/forecast/20190617_positive_impacts.page?"    View Comment
"he's saying clients who need to close within 30 days are being strongly advised to lock while those with more time to spare can lock or float depending on their level of risk tolerance."    View Comment
"Yikes"    View Comment
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