Weekly Economic Review: 2015 Starts With a Drop in Stocks and Mortgage Rates

Posted by Laine Smith on 1/4/15 12:48 PM

Topics: Economy

Happy new year to you and your famiy from Compass Mortgage. We are excited about what is in store for 2015.

We started the year with drops in both the stock market (down 1.47%) and in mortage rates (10 basis point drop for the national average). There was little economic news outside of the markets due to the holidays. 


Last week in the economy:

  • The S&P 500 started the week at 2,089 and dropped 1.47% to end the week at 2,058
  • Mortgage rates (The national average) dropped 0.10% (10 basis points) last week. 
  • The ISM Manufacturing Index declined to 55.5 from 58.7 in November


What's on the economic calendar for the week of January 5, 2015:

  • Wednesday: FOMC minutes will be released. 
  • Thursday: Jobless claims will be released. 
  • Friday: The employment situation will be released. 


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