The Federal Reserve announced the decision after a meeting of its board of governors
Some investors are speculating that the Fed may wind back its $85bn-per-month bond-buying program sooner than expected, perhaps fueling a hike in mortgage rates.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to pump money into the Treasury even as lawmakers plot their demise. But industry pros warn that burying the GSEs could hike mortgage rates and strangle competition.
Mortgage rates slipped down this week, with fixed mortgage rates hitting their lowest levels since June, according to Freddie Mac
Are attractive interest rates here to stay for the foreseeable future? A top bond analyst says yes.
Interest rates have edged down, with some hitting lows not seen since June
The Federal Reserve shouldn’t begin winding back its $85bn-per-month bond-buying program without waiting to consult economic data that was delayed by the government shutdown, says a Fed official