Goodnight Irene! 2yr US Treasury Rate Rise Over 4%, Mortgage Rates At 6.55% (UP 116.2% Since Last Year) – Confounded Interest – Anthony B. Sanders

Goodnight Irene!

Rampant inflation is really hurting American households (even Fed Chair Powell admitted as much yesterday), but because of inflation, The Fed’s counter-punch has resulted in 1) declining equity prices, declining bond prices and increase mortgage rates. In fact, over the past 12 months, the 2-year US Treasury yield is up over 15 times (0.262% to 4.226%), Bankrate’s 30-year mortgage survey rate up 116.2%.

The S&P 500 index has been generally falling as The Fed tightens their monetary policy.

Another day, another bad day on Wall Street. The NASDAQ is down 2%.

And here is a chart from Redfin. Luxury home sales sink most on record.



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