Mortgage Capital Trading Inc. said that Ian Miller has joined the company as chief marketing officer. Before MCT, Miller served as the director of client services at Riverine Inc., a digital marketing firm. Prior to Riverine, he was a co-founder and partner at Tower Agency, and eventually merged the company with Riverine. Movement Mortgage has hired former KPMG executive Stephen Polacek as its chief credit officer.
Given the improving U.S. economy, mortgage rates will probably not fall back under the 4% mark anytime soon. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.04% for the week ending Jan. 18, up from last week when it averaged 3.99%, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago at this time, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.09%. "The U.S. weekly average for the 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose above 4% for the first time since last summer in this week's survey.
Even as mortgage rates rose to their highest level since March, application activity increased from one week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA's market composite index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, for the week ending Jan. 12 increased 4.1% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. The survey found that the refinance index increased 4% from the previous week. The refinance application share decreased to 52.2% from 52.9% the previous week.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".