Google Searches for ‘Mortgage Rates’–a Tour through Financial Market History

MarketWatch, Sept. 7, 2018–Andrea Riquier
Google searches are often a bit more benign–but still reveal a lot. MarketWatch took a look at the history of Americans’ searches for the term “mortgage rates” over the past 14 years, which was the longest back in time we could take that search. The pattern that emerges reads like a consumer history of the American economy and financial markets in a particularly edgy moment in time.