Posts Tagged ‘NYSE:KBH’

Grim Outlook For Housing As We Move Into 2014

December 24th, 2013

real estateGeorge Leong: Mortgage rates are on the rise. In November, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage stood at 4.26% compared to 3.35% a year earlier in November 2012. The average rate for the 30-year fixed rate mortgage in 2007 prior to the subprime 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…


Housing Market Recovery Remains Very Suspicious To Me

October 10th, 2013

real estateMichael Lombardi: Let’s face it: the U.S. housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) is still under severe stress. No matter how the bulls may spin their argument, it’s far from a real recovery. The historical fundamental factors behind a typical Read more…


Homebuilder ETF Impact On Government Shutdown

October 9th, 2013

housing-etpThe housing market returned to impressive growth in September driven by the Fed’s taper hold, and the resulting decline in interest rates. This is because if rates continue to decline or at least hold steady at the current levels, it would allow Read more…


Why The Real Estate Market Is Topping Out

September 26th, 2013


: The housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) continues to produce some healthy gains for investors. Home builders edged higher on Tuesday after the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index surged another 12.4% in July, Read more…


What’s Ahead For Housing Stocks?

September 17th, 2013

homebuildersDouglas Davenport: The stock-market rally over the past two weeks may have come as a surprise to many investors. But what’s even more surprising is the outperformance of housing stocks. Read more…


10.3 Million U.S. Homes Have Negative Equity

May 21st, 2013

housing crash: The U.S. housing market is still under stress, and it will take a very, very long time for it to recover. Take a look at the chart below of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index Read more…


Real Estate Recovery: Housing Stocks Look To Rally In 2013

January 18th, 2013

real estateBen Gersten: In further signs of a U.S. housing market recovery, home prices are up – meaning a whopping 33% fewer homeowners are underwater. Read more…


The U.S. Prison-Cell Economy (IYR, XHB, XLF, ITB, LEN, KBH, DHI, TOL)

March 26th, 2012

Jeff Nielson:  Every month, the U.S. propaganda machine plays the same game in the housing sector. It announces “new home starts”. Then a few days later it announces “new home sales”. But it never, ever, ever talks about the two numbers in the same news item. Read more…


New Wave Of Foreclosures Will Sink The Housing Market Rebound (IYR, XHB, ITB, LEN, KBH, DHI, TOL)

March 23rd, 2012

David Zeiler:  The long-anticipated housing market rebound will hit a speed bump this year as the number of foreclosures rises again. With January’s mammoth $26 billion settlement between five major banks and a group of state attorneys general, foreclosures that had been held up for a year or more are Read more…


Why It’s Finally Time To Invest In The Real Estate Market (XHB, ITB, IYR, LEN, KBH, DHI, TOL, PHM)

March 20th, 2012

Ian Wyatt:  Nearly four years removed from the subprime mortgage lending crisis pushed the U.S. into a deep recession, it’s finally time to invest in housing. Read more…


Real Estate: Has The Housing Market Finally Bottomed? (IYR, XHB, DHI, TOL, KBH, LEN)

February 27th, 2012
Martin Hutchinson:  It was the most atrocious bubble in U.S. history pushing tens of millions of Americans into financial misery. Even today, the last of the  lawsuits have yet to be filed.  But five years later it’s finally  coming back. Read more…


Real Estate: Looking In On The Housing Disaster (XHB, ITB, LEN, KBH, DHI, TOL, PHM)

February 3rd, 2012

Jeff Harding: It would not surprise anyone that home prices are still falling, perhaps less, but they are still declining. The Case Shiller report for November 30, 2011 showed: Read more…


Thursday’s ETF Chart To Watch: State Street SPDR Homebuilders ETF (XHB, MAS, PHM, DHI, TOL, KBH)

November 17th, 2011

Stoyan Bojinov: Selling pressures hit Wall Street as investor confidence in the Euro zone further deteriorated following Fitch Ratings’ statement that continuing European debt woes would pose a risk to American banks. On the home front, investors digested yet another better-than-expected economic releases Read more…


Thursday June 16, 2011 ETF To Watch: Homebuilders SPDR ETF (XHB, PIR, PHM, DHI, BBBY)

June 16th, 2011

Thanks to sluggish growth and ongoing fears over the long-term health of the American economy, the housing market across the country remains incredibly weak. With unemployment over 9.0% and many homeowners being underwater in their mortgages, sales and demand for new housing Read more…


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