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Five Minute Maturity – 10/13/2021

Good morning and happy hump day! It’s the only scheduled news release day this week, as we had Mortgage Applications for the week ending Oct. 8th at 6:00 a.m. central. We’re coming off 2 down weeks with a particular accent on last week’s -6.9%, which was a tie for the...

Five Minute Maturity – 10/08/2021

Good morning and happy almost weekend! Everyone’s focus today is on Unemployment and Non-Farm Payroll. We’ll see if we can dig up some MBS news, as there are no scheduled releases. First up: a Bloomberg article about MBS trading volume is picking up and shows the...

Five Minute Maturity – 10/06/2021

Good morning and happy hump day! We received the scheduled housing news as Mortgage Applications for the week ending Oct. 1 was released at 6:00 a.m. central time. Last wed., it read -1.1% and continued that trend with a weak -6.9% this morning. This morning,...

Five Minute Maturity – 10/04/2021

Good morning and happy Monday! We’re spending the next couple of days without any scheduled housing news, but luckily something is always going on. Tying up loose ends from Friday: Auto sales took a second tumble when Ward’s Total Vehicle Sales for September,...

Five Minute Maturity – 10/01/2021

Good morning gang and welcome to the weekend! We’re supposed to get our last number of the week today after the close of the stock market: Ward’s Total Vehicle Sales for September. I’m not sure why we look at street projections on autos because they’re so bad, but...

Five Minute Maturity – 09/29/2021

Good morning and happy hump day! Mortgage Applications for the week ending Sept. 24 and Pending Home Sales for Aug. Mortgage Applications came in down slightly at -1.1%. Pending Home Sales was the big number however! The street was looking for +1.30% after a -1.80%...

Five Minute Maturity – 09/27/2021

Good morning, everyone, and happy Monday! We’ll publish some scheduled housing releases tomorrow, but there are a couple of interesting stories out there today. First, the lack of affordable housing has pushed first-time buyers away from the table. The number of...

Five Minute Maturity – 09/22/2021

Good morning and happy hump day! Today we had a duet of scheduled housing news, starting with Mortgage Applications for the week ending Sept. 17th at 6:00 a.m. central and Existing Home Sales for Aug. due out at 9:00 central. Last week on Mortgage Applications we had...

Five Minute Maturity – 09/20/2021

Good morning and happy Monday! How long does it seem like since we’ve had any real substantive housing news? Let’s see if we can put a stop to that this week beginning today with the builders and the NAHB Housing market Index. First things first, today at 9:00 central...

Five Minute Maturity – 09/17/2021

Good morning and happy Friday, we made it to the weekend! I don’t have any scheduled housing data to release until next week, but today we have something special. Our lone story today is one that comes around about every 5 years: How to handle insider trading by...