I think people should understand global factors as well as national factors as they relate to the stock and bond market. Of particular importance then will be with how interest rates can, are and will be impacted and affected.
Market Update - Perceived Value of American, World & Chinese Goods, Inflation and Relationship of the Stock & Bond Market as to Home Loan Interest Rates
Generally speaking when the stock market prices are going up with perceived value increasing, interest rates then also go up. When it is doing poorly people will invest into the more stable bond market keeping home loan rates lower.
Home Equity Loan- The Financing Process as it relates to buying a home.