US Mortgage Rates Rise To Over 7% As Fed Tightens Monetary Noose (Is Powell Chanelling Volcker?)

Yesterday’s inflation report (in the form on skyrocketing labor costs) helped lead Bankrate’s 30-year mortgage rate to over 7% … again.

Here is yesterday’s horrible unit labor costs YoY chart showing the fastest growth in labor costs since 1982 and Fed Chair Paul Volcker. Jerome Powell, the current Fed Chair is trying to reduce the Bernanke/Yellen/Powell monetary stimulypto (with an extra dose of “sugar” from the Covid outbreak).

The good news is that the 10-year Treasury yield is down -7.3 basis points this morning.

Here is The Fed’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) trying to summon Paul Volcker to help them figure out how they got inflation so wrong.