Daily Market Update 3/17/15

Rates held steady Tuesday on mixed economic data.  February Housing Starts fell by 17% to an annual rate of 897,000, far below the consensus forecast of 1,050,000.  Unusually severe weather in the Northeast and Midwest were blamed for the sharp decrease.  Separately, Building Permits rose by 3%, beating estimates.  No other key data will be released today.

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