Your weekly dose of San Jose Mortgage Rates and Market commentary.

The Week that was:

  • Freddie Mac reported in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey that 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.98 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending January 28, 2010, down slightly from last week when it averaged 4.99 percent. The 5 year adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 4.25 percent this week, with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.27 percent.
  • Q4 advance GDP was stronger than expected at +5.7% but will likely be revised lower when we get the preliminary revision next month.
  • Treasury once again was able to get strong demand for $118B of notes sold last week.
  • In my humble opinion, Obama’s State of the Union speech was more fluff than substance in the aftermath of voter rebellion in Massachusetts; cost cutting and more job growth help but not specifics.

The Week that will be:

  • This is going to be employment week with Jan data coming on Friday.
  • No Treasury borrowing this week, however, on Wednesday Treasury will announce the following week’s auctions for 3 yr notes, 10 yr notes and 30 yr bonds; likely about $80B in total.

Market volatility this week will likely be up a little with interday swings that will keep markets in check until the employment data on Friday morning.

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