Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn spoke just now and had 3 important things to say that will impact mortgage rates:
1. Rate Cuts won't prevent near term economic weakness
2. Return to growth will "take a while"
3. Most importantly, he does not expect recent inflation rates to persist and inflation will slow in coming years
All in all, this is great news for mortgage rates. I expect the mortgage bond market to react quite favorably. I would float through the rest of the day at least, until we have another update. So far bonds are improving...