Friday, May 20, 2022

Daily Market Report 5/20/22

 http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  There are no economic data to report today.  Next week, we'll have a number of important data, but the most important will be the Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) on Friday.  This is the Fed's favorite index to gauge Consumer Inflation.  MBS is pretty much following the cue from the Stock Market, which continues it's decline, as Investors stress over inflation induced shrinkage with Corporate Profit Margins, as the Fed continues to hike rates and concerns over recession and stagflation persists with the current economic environment.  MBS started the day lower; however, quickly rose to positive territory (averaging between 6-11bps while filming this video).  This isn't enough to change pricing (compared from yesterday), so Mortgage Rates remain Unchanged.  Also, the current candlestick position on the chart is still above the 25 DMA.  Meanwhile, Yields have slipped a bit further, just under 2.80%.

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Daily Market Report 5/19/22

 http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  The Philly Fed Index dropped from 17.6 in April to 2.6 in May.  This index measures the manufacturing around the Philadelphia area.  This has been see quite a bit this month, so we'll monitor to verify if this is becoming a trend or not.  Initial Jobless Claims rose to 218k.  Housing data continues to disappoint this week, as the Existing Home Sales dropped by 2.4% to 5.61 million annualized units in April.  Lastly, the Leading Indicator dropped 0.3% in April.  Stocks are Mixed today, as Investors continue to worry about shrinking profit margins  and investment dollars are flowing over into MBS.  MBS is currently Up 30bps, as pricing for Mortgage Rates continued to improve.  Today is a first for MBS, which it opened above the 25 DMA.  This is first time we've been above 25 DMA since October 2021.  Once we crossed lower, then it trended lower.  We may have finally found our floor of support with MBS, as we're starting to see some improvement.  How much improvement will be a good question.  Meanwhile, Yields fell down to just under 2.85%.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Daily Market Report 5/18/22

 http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Housing Starts dropped by 0.2% in April, as March data was revised lower (from 1.793 million seasonally adjusted units to 1.728 million).  April's data reported at 1.724 million.  Likewise, Building Permits dropped 3.2% in April.  However, it's March data was revised higher (from 1.870 million to 1.879 million).  April's data came in at 1.819 million.  We'll continue to monitor this data, as we saw yesterday that confidence with Home Builders dipped in May.  This trend could continue.  Meanwhile, there's a massive selloff with Stocks today, as Investors continue to review Corporate Earnings Reports, which many large Retailers are releasing their reports this week.  Many have missed their numbers, which is due to their rising costs (a result from high inflation).  Investment dollars have diverted over to MBS, as it's currently Up 33bps.  We're seeing an improvement with pricing for Mortgage Rates today.  Yields have come down to 2.89% and pushing it's 25 DMA again.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Daily Market Report 5/17/22

 http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Retail Sales rose 0.9% in April, after a sharp higher revision to March (from 0.5% to 1.4%).  This, on the surface looks very good, but Rick Santelli made a great point about this data.  The point is related to the data not being adjusted for inflation.  The reported data may be over-inflated due to the spike in inflation.  Even Walmart disappointed with their Earnings Reports that was just released yesterday.  More retailers will be releasing their data this week.  In other Economic data, Industrial Production rose 1.1% in April.  The NAHB Home Builders Index, which measures confidence with Home Builders, dropped dramatically in May, as it went from 77 in April to 69 in May.  We'll need to monitor this, as it may indicate that Home Builders may not continue to build homes, or simply dropoff.  Lastly, Business Inventories rose 2.0% in March.  Stocks are Up this morning on the Retail Sales data, as Investors are feeling like inflation isn't affecting the Consumers (I stated previously my thoughts).  Also, it seems like China may lighten up with their Technology Companies, as they tightened up with them last year.  This is of course amidst a slowing economic market.  Analysts, like JPM Chase, revised their thoughts on buying into their stocks.  MBS is Down approximately 45bps, after touching it's 25 DMA yesterday.  This has led to ratesheets today with a little bit of worse pricing.  Also, Yields jumped back above it's 25 DMA and sitting just under 2.97%.  Fed Chair Jerome Powell will be speaking a little later this morning; and a few Fed Members will follow.  Depending upon their statements, it could have a major impact with the Markets.  So, stay tuned!

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Daily Market Report 5/16/22

 http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Manufacturing in the NY region contracted in April, as the Empire State Index reported that it declined 11.6 on it's index on forecasts of +17.00.  The week ahead has Retail Sales (which may coincide with many Corporate Earnings releases for some of the largest Retailers), Housing data and Manufacturing.  Today, Stocks are down again on pessimism by Investors on the possibility of a smooth landing with the path of the Fed policy, as many economists revise global economic growth lower.  Part of the issue lies with China's current COVID lockdowns, which is having a major constraint with the supply chain.  This is having a positive effect with Mortgage Rates, as MBS is currently  Up 13bps, but have been averaging between +14bps to 23bps.  MBS is currently challenging it's 25 DMA overhead, which has put a cap on any potential trend.  At least for today, we'll see some slight improvement with our Mortgage Rates.  Yields are currently just under 2.89% and below it's 25 DMA once again.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Daily Market Report 5/13/22

 http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  The Consumer Sentiment dropped fairly significantly in May, as it went from 65.2 in April to 59.1 in May.  This is an important index to gauge, as Consumer behavior affects whether the economy will weaken or strengthen; and if they're not feeling it, then it could eventually lead to a recession (and possibly, "Stagflation").  It's impact with the Markets today was only brief.  Stocks are rebounding today after a week of beatdowns.  As a result, MBS is currently Down 16bps.  This is simply a movement of investment dollars flowing from MBS to equities, as Investors are buying low.  But this also means for us that Mortgage Rates worsened slightly.  If you watch the video, then you'll see that the 25 DMA held it's own with the MBS and pushed away the trend in the Japanese Candlestick.  Similarly, Yields were briefly challenging it's 25 DMA, only pushed back above it today.

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Daily Market Report 5/12/22

 http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  The Initial Jobless Claims rose slightly from last week to 203k.  This is people applying for first time benefits.  The good news is that Continuing Claims has continued to decline.  The Producer Price Index (PPI), which measures Wholesale Inflation, rose only 0.5% in April.  This is after a big spike in March, which it rose 1.6%.  The Core PPI, which excludes food & energy, rose only  0.4% (beating out estimates of 0.6%), while it's YoY dropped from 9.6% in March to 8.8%.  Normally, this data doesn't get much respect, but due to inflation being the hot topic, the it's value has increased.  This report has given some investors and economist renewed hope that inflation has peaked; and hopefully, will get better.  Stocks are down again today, as they're still working their way thru the Fed policy road map.  This data didn't hurt MBS, as it has given investors a bit more hope regarding inflation.  Today, it has been a bit volatile, as we've seen it bounce back in highs and lows.  It's lows were equal to the same level as yesterday's close.  It's currently Up 38bps, so Lenders rate sheets have continued to show some improvement this week.  It's been awhile since we've had any improvement past 2 consecutive days; and now it's been 4 (if this continues).  However, MBS is approaching it's 25 DMA again, so we'll see if it can spring past it; or does it contain it(?)  Meanwhile, Yields have dipped below it's 25 DMA and sitting just under 2.83%.

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