US Mortgage Rates Rise To 5.25%, Up From 2.88% Under Biden (Fed May Boost Rate 50 BPS At Next Meeting)

Fortunately, I refinanced my home mortgage while Trump was still President. When Biden was installed as President, the 30-year mortgage rate was 2.88% (according to Bankrate). It has now risen to 5.25%.

The Federal Reserve is now expected to raise their target rate as much as 50 basis points at the next meeting on May 4, 2022. This chart shows the anticipated rate hikes coming our way, peaking in summer 2023.

Fed Funds Futures are pricing in a 50 bps rise at the May meeting.

The good news is that the US Treasury actives curve is upward sloping, but is showing fatigue in the forward rates between 7Y and 10Y.

On the hard asset front, precious metals are up over 1% with silver and platinum leading the way.

8 thoughts on “US Mortgage Rates Rise To 5.25%, Up From 2.88% Under Biden (Fed May Boost Rate 50 BPS At Next Meeting)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.