• FinanceByDoug

Fed Up With The Fed's Confusion

You may have recently heard that the Fed announced that they think the Fed Funds Rate will remain at zero through at least 2023.

First and foremost, the Fed Funds Rate and Mortgage Rates are two totally different instruments. The Fed Funds Rate can change from one day to another, but a Mortgage Rate may be in effect for over 30 years.

Mortgage Rates will be affected by inflation because inflation erodes the buying power of the fixed return that a mortgage holder receives. And interestingly, the best way to combat inflation is by raising the Fed Funds Rate. If inflation begins to rise, and there are already some signs of this, Mortgage Rates will start to climb in response. All this can occur while the Fed Funds Rate is at zero.

If you would like to see an example of this, look no further then what transpired a few years ago when Mortgage Rates rose nearly 1%, while the Fed Funds Rate remained at zero.

The current rate environment presents an incredible opportunity that should be taken advantage of. Looking to take advantage of low rates before things change? Connect with us today.

Doug Kennell

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