June 18, 2011 rummy

There was a lot of volatility during the middle of the week, but mortgage rates ended nearly unchanged. Weak manufacturing data offset higher than expected inflation readings. Similarly, increased social unrest in Greece early in the week was balanced by renewed hopes on Friday for a quick solution to Greece’s debt problems. The current economic outlook, which includes expectations for tame inflation, has supported low mortgage rates. The monthly inflation reports released this week caused investors some concern, however. The May Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.2% from April, which was above the consensus forecast, and CPI was 3.6% higher…