Sometimes, rates feel a little glad.
What inflation? Since the US PPI fell, China’s exports increased, and yr/yr Chinese CPI dropped; does that mean China exported deflation? Short-term rates like the 2-year Treasury notes are convinced falling inflation will cause the Fed to ease significantly over during 2024. Mortgage rates are not too concerned about inflation either.
Fundamental signs support declining inflation momentum and weakening growth among the Advanced Economies. As a result, look for rates to drop about 20 bps by the end of January.
Please don’t let signs be misunderstood.
Song: Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (1964)
Santa Esmeralda 1977 (Cover reached the highest rank on the charts)
Les Parker, CMB
Former senior vice president of a national technology and service company.
Les Parker is the Managing Director at Transformational Mortgage Solutions Advisory Board Member for Ainsworth Advisors; and has served as the Senior Vice President of Industry Relations and Consulting at LoanLogics, a technology and services provider focused on improving mortgage loan quality, performance, and reliability throughout the loan life-cycle. His responsibilities included managing the company’s life of loan analytics and monitoring capabilities, overseeing consulting services, contributing to the strategic planning team, and communicating with industry leaders to develop and maintain positive relationships. He focused on identifying threats and strategic opportunities.
Parker has executive mortgage banking experience in capital markets, servicing, operations, production, and financial management. Parker has served as director of the largest private issuer of CMOS. His educational background covers music, religious studies, mortgage banking, mathematics, and business administration. Parker holds a BBA in Finance, and other degrees, and has held numerous securities licenses. Parker is a Master Certified Mortgage Banker, a designation conferred by the Mortgage Bankers Association. Parker writes, speaks, and provides audio content, Since the late 1980s, he publishes a daily newsletter connecting global macroeconomics to the US interest rate movement.