Existing Home Sales from National Assoc of Realtors
July's Existing Home Sales report is tomorrow’s third report, also coming at 10:00 AM ET. The National Association of Realtors will give us this measurement of housing sector strength. It covers a high percentage of all home sales in the U.S., but usually does not have a major influence on bond trading and mortgage rates unless it varies greatly from analysts' forecasts. It is expected to show a decline from June's sales, meaning the housing sector softened a little last month. A weakening housing sector makes broader economic growth less likely. Accordingly, the lower the number of sales, the better the news it is for mortgage rates.