The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed the 20,000 threshold for the first time Wednesday, but the post-election stock market rally has produced a mixed bag for mortgage demand and the industry's publicly traded companies.

The stock market gains reflect growing confidence in the overall economy. That suggests appetite for home loans will be higher, but could make mortgages less affordable.

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