Latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association for the week ending 14 September
- Purchase index 234.2 vs 233.5 prior
- Market index 342.7 vs 337.4 prior
- Refinancing index 917.1 vs 884.3 prior
- 30-year mortgage rate 4.88% vs 4.84% prior
Headline measures the change in number of applications for mortgages backed by the MBA during the week. A rise in mortgage activity over the past week, very much highlighting that last week's dip wast mostly a one-off. Of note, the 30-year mortgage rate rose to its highest level since April 2011. Not a release that will move markets though.
EUR/USD still sits just under 1.1700 currently at 1.1695 while GBP/USD retraces some of its earlier gains but stays underpinned at 1.3185. USD/JPY remains rather flat at 112.40 at the moment.