Too soon to bet against a variable-rate mortgage?

When it comes time to renew your mortgage the question always comes up: How much money are you leaving on the table if you opt for fixed rate over variable?

Academic studies indicate that the best predictor of future interest rates is the current yield curve. Based on that, interest rates are going to be pretty low for the foreseeable future. Add in some shallow discounting off prime for variable-rate mortgages and it’s easy to see why almost everyone is opting for fixed-rate mortgages these days. Even a new player on the mortgage scene has decided that a five-year fixed-rate mortgage is the only option to consider offering to clients.

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