Updated on April 26, 2017 10:28:59 AM EDT
There is nothing scheduled for release today in terms of economic data that is expected to affect mortgage rates. We do have the first of this week’s two relatively important Treasury auctions taking place that may affect mortgage rates though. There will be an auction of 5-year Treasury Notes today and 7-year Notes on tomorrow. Neither of these sales will directly impact mortgage pricing, but they can influence general bond market sentiment. If the sales go poorly, we could see broader selling in the bond market that leads to upward revisions in mortgage rates. On the other hand, strong sales usually make government securities more attractive to investors and bring more funds into bonds. The buying of bonds that follows usually translates into lower mortgage rates. Results of the sales will be posted at 1:00 PM ET each auction day, so look for any reaction to come during afternoon hours.