Fed’s Limbo Rock! Mortgage Purchase Applications Drop 18% WoW (And -21% YoY), Refi Applications Drop 6% WoW (And -75% YoY) How HIGH Can They Go??

Its The Fed’s Limbo Rock! Except that it is how HIGH can they go? Mortgage rates have soared 71.4% over the past year as The Fed signals tightening of monetary policy.

Mortgage applications decreased 6.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 3, 2022. This week’s results include an adjustment for the Memorial Day holiday.

The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 7 percent from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 18 percent compared with the previous week and was 21 percent lower than the same week one year ago.

The Refinance Index decreased 6 percent from the previous week and was 75 percent lower than the same week one year ago. 

In related news (debt), consumer debt is rising at 7.5% YoY while the personal savings rate plunged to 4.4% in May as consumers borrow more and save less to cope with inflation.

How HIGH can The Fed go?