Q1 Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit

by Calculated Risk on 5/09/2022 09:10:00 PM

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Rates Start High, But Improved Significantly By The Afternoon

2022 has been the year of volatility for mortgage rates with most of the swings resulting in successive runs to long-term highs. Every now and then, however, rates have a good day. Today was one of those days. [30 year fixed 5.52%]
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• At 6:00 AM ET, NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for April.

• At 11:00 AM, NY Fed: Q1 Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit

On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):

COVID Metrics
  Now Week
Percent fully Vaccinated 66.3% ≥70.0%1
Fully Vaccinated (millions) 220.2 ≥2321
New Cases per Day3🚩 66,564 58,569 ≤5,0002
Hospitalized3🚩 12,466 11,823 ≤3,0002
Deaths per Day3 323 324 ≤502
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.

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This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of deaths reported.

New cases have more than doubled from the recent low, and hospitalizations are increasing week-over-week.

Average daily deaths bottomed in July 2021 at 214 per day.