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Monday, August 22, 2022

Tuesday: New Home Sales, Richmond Fed Mfg

by Calculated Risk on 8/22/2022 08:36:00 PM

Mortgage Rates 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%]
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• 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.

• Also at 10:00 AM, Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for August.

On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):

COVID Metrics
New Cases per Day288,063101,009≤5,0001
Deaths per Day2390443≤501
1my 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.

COVID-19 Deaths per DayClick on graph for larger image.

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.