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May 15th, 2010

Examining the Recent Relationship between Mortgage Rates and the 10-Year Treasury

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The fact that investors have steered clear of “risky” investments — like residential mortgages — in favor of “safer,” federally-backed investments — like the 10-year Treasury — is old news. While the movement of mortgage rates is influenced by the movement of the 10-year Treasury (TCM) yield, over the last three months or so, mortgage rates have been less affected by movements in the TCM, as investors have placed their cash into “safe-haven,” but still fully-liquid, US Treasuries to a much stronger degree:

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According to HSH.com, “the relationship isn’t a fixed one, but one that changes with market conditions.” For more information, be sure read to “What Moves Mortgage Rates.”

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