Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said the U.S. central bank will continue to tighten policy methodically and shrink its balance sheet at a rapid pace as soon as May.
Brainard’s hawkish remarks sent bond prices crashing and 10Y bond yields up over 16 bps.
While Bankrate’s 30Y mortgage rate is down slightly today, the surge in the 10Y and 2Y Treasury yields could push mortgage rates above 5% by tomorrow,
Even Europe is feeling Brainard’s wrath. Italian 10Y sovereign yields are up almost 20 bps.
The NASDAQ index is down 300 points on Brainard’s utterance.
Gee thanks Lael from all us wanting to finance the purchase of a house.
Brainless and Brainard.