by Calculated Risk on 1/18/2022 08:52:00 PM
From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Remember Mortgage Rates in the 2’s? They’re Closer to 4% Now
o At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.
o At 8:30 AM, Housing Starts for December. The consensus is for 1.655 million SAAR, down from 1.679 million SAAR.
o During the day, The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index for December (a leading indicator for commercial real estate).
On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):
Percent fully Vaccinated
Fully Vaccinated (millions)
New Cases per Day3
Deaths per Day3?
1 Minimum to achieve “herd immunity” (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
? Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
? Goal met.
This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of positive tests reported.