Updated on December 19, 2014 10:37:31 AM EST Friday’s bond market has opened in positive territory as stocks take a breather from their massive two-day rally that pushed the Dow up almost 700 points. The major stock indexes are showing minor gains during early trading with the Dow up 38 points and the Nasdaq up 18 points. The bond market is currently up 4/32 (2.19%), but due to slight weakness in trading late yesterday, I don’t believe we will see an improvement in this morning’s mortgage rates.
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There is nothing of importance scheduled for release today. If we see an intraday change in mortgage rates, it will likely be a result of a noticeable move in stocks. Stock strength generally leads to bond weakness and higher mortgage rates. If the major indexes fall further into negative ground, we may see mortgage rates improve slightly later today.