Monday, April 15, 2019

Tuesday: Industrial Production, Homebuilder Survey

by Calculated Risk on 4/15/2019 07:03:00 PM

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Highest in More Than 3 Weeks

Mortgage rates continued higher to start the week, following a relatively sharp increase on Friday. … This brings the average lender to the highest levels seen since before the Fed's rate-friendly announcement back on March 20th. [30YR FIXED - 4.25%]
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Tuesday:
• At 9:15 AM, The Fed will release Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for March. The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in Industrial Production, and for Capacity Utilization to increase to 79.2%.

• At 10:00 AM, The April NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of  63, up from 62.  Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.