Mortgage rates dropped sharply yesterday after having risen to the highest levels in 2 weeks the day before. Yesterday's culprit was trade war related, but today had a more robust calendar of potentially market moving data.
So did the data end up moving the market? If the title didn't give it away, let's make it clear: no! This market is at the whim of trade-related headlines first and foremost. In today's example a news story simply pushed back on the conclusions implied by yesterday's trade-related headlines. Specifically, yesterday's news left markets with the impression that a US/China trade deal could be delayed for more than a year while today's headlines said 'nah, it's not that bad, and in fact, it's actually pretty good.'