by Calculated Risk on 8/22/2022 08:36:00 PM
From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Highest Mortgage Rates in More Than a Month
The average 30yr fixed rate is back in the upper 5% range with some lenders already in the low 6’s. … Rather than view the recent rate spike as the product of one or two individual events, it’s better thought of as a general correction to the overly-aggressive drop in July [30 year fixed 5.72%]
o At 10:00 AM ET, New Home Sales for July from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for 575 thousand SAAR, down from 590 thousand in June.
o Also at 10:00 AM, Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for August.
On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):
COVID MetricsNowWeekAgoGoalNew Cases per Day288,063101,009<=5,0001Hospitalized230,76436,029<=3,0001Deaths per Day2390443<=5011my goals to stop daily posts,27-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths? Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
? Goal met.
? Goal met.
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This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of deaths reported.
Average daily deaths bottomed in July 2021 at 214 per day.