Posts Tagged ‘housing market’

Housing Market About To Be A Big Disappointment?

April 25th, 2014

real estateAsad Butt:  Home prices are surging in the U.S., which is usually indicative of more investments flowing into the housing market. However, if one looks at the mortgage industry, it points toward the complete opposite. Read more…


Why You Should Short Homebuilder Stocks

March 4th, 2014

homebuildersJohn Whitefoot:  I hate to harp on the U.S. housing market so much, but it is a major indicator of the health of the U.S. economy. Following previous recessions, investment in the U.S. housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) increased early on and helped drive the recovery. Read more…


Is The Real Estate Recovery Real?

December 22nd, 2013

real estateMoe Zulfiqar: As each day passes, more and more evidence builds up against the housing market in the U.S. economy. A significant amount of data is suggesting that the housing sector is cooling Read more…


Housing Market Setting Up For Another Crash

December 17th, 2013

housing crashEconMatters: The housing market appears to be in better shape than it really is and investors should be wary regarding investing in Housing stocks, investing in property not as a primary residence, and should conduct a thorough analysis Read more…


The Housing Market Shows Sign Of Stress

November 22nd, 2013

housing-etpMoe Zulfiqar: The U.S. housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) is in trouble, and it’s foolish to believe that it’s going to show gains like it did earlier this year and in 2012. More and more evidence is lining up in favor of the housing market in the  Read more…


Why The Housing Market Still Faces An Uphill Battle

November 8th, 2013

real estateMoe Zulfiqar: It’s as bad as expected, or should I say so far so good? I have been critical about the housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) in the U.S. economy for some time now; I don’t buy the blind optimism that is heard in the mainstream these days, which states Read more…


The Party Is Beginning To Fade For The Housing Market

November 1st, 2013

housing-etp: The housing market has had a nice run up over the past several years, but the party is beginning to fade. Read more…


The Best Stocks To Ride The Recovering U.S. Housing Market

October 29th, 2013

housing-etpJohn Whitefoot: Numbers don’t lie: the rich are getting richer, and they’re using their money to increase their U.S. housing real estate (NYSEARCA:IYR) portfolios. The rest of the country, on the other hand, is getting poorer, and has been priced Read more…


There Are Still Massive Problems In The Housing Market

October 21st, 2013

homebuildersSasha Cekerevac: One of the difficult situations that arose from the U.S. government shutdown was the lack of economic data. Since economic data is extremely important to fine-tune your investments, without it, investors are essentially driving in the dark. Read more…


Is The U.S. Housing Market Back On Track?

October 14th, 2013

residential real estateJohn Whitefoot: The best time to look at certain sectors and stocks is when investors are running for the exits. Unfortunately, the U.S. government shutdown and looming debt ceiling deadline Read more…


S&P 500: Everything Still Looks Bullish; In The Rear View Mirror

September 30th, 2013

bearbull21Sy Harding: In his 1999 warning that the stock market over the next 17 years “will not perform anything like it performed in the past 17 years”,Warren Buffett made several other interesting observations. Read more…


Expect Housing Market Weakness Ahead

September 17th, 2013

housing-etp: The housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) is one of the biggest challenges currently faced by the U.S. economy. When it improves, or when we see an increase in activity, then it can be assumed that there will be some economic growth. Read more…


Signs The Real Estate Market Is Suffering From Higher Rates

September 13th, 2013

real estate: Regular readers of this column are fully aware that for the past year I have been calling for higher levels of interest rates. I’ve also stated that higher interest rates will have an impact on the housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) and related stocks. Read more…


A Dangerous Double Dip Looms In Real Estate

September 6th, 2013

real estateShah Gilani: Everyone knows the U.S. housing “recovery” has been resurrected on slippery ground. But now that we’re finally about to slip – big time – no one sees it coming… Read more…


Is The Fed Losing Control Of Long-Term Interest Rates?

August 5th, 2013

dollar ben bernankeThere are very few segments of the U.S. economy that are more heavily affected by interest rates than the real estate market is.  When mortgage rates reached all-time low levels late last year, it fueled a little “mini-bubble” in housing which Read more…


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