General Bond Trends
Today doesn’t have anything scheduled that we need to be concerned about. It is not surprising that we are seeing bonds open in negative ground since stocks are up. This is a pattern that we will likely see over the next couple weeks. Stock gains generally cause bond prices to move lower, leading to higher yields and an upward move in rates. When traders are selling stocks, bonds are often the beneficiary as investors look for safety from the volatility. As funds come into the bond market, bond prices rise and mortgage rates improve.