Treasury Auctions (5,7,10,30 year securities)
Also Tuesday is the first of this week's two Treasury auctions that are worth watching. The Fed will auction 5-year Notes Tuesday and 7-year Notes Wednesday. Neither of these sales will directly impact mortgage pricing, but they can influence general bond market sentiment. If the sales go poorly, we could see broader selling in the bond market that leads to upward revisions to mortgage rates. On the other hand, strong sales usually make bonds more attractive to investors, bringing more funds into bonds. The buying of bonds that follows often translates into lower mortgage rates. Results of the sales will be posted at 1:00 PM ET each auction day, so look for any reaction to come during afternoon hours Tuesday and Wednesday.