Posts Tagged ‘NYSE:LEN’

The Chinese Are On A Real Estate Buying Spree All Over America

March 31st, 2014

real estateHas the United States ever experienced a time when a foreign nation has attempted to buy up so much of our land all at once?  As you will read about in this article, the Chinese are on a real estate buying spree Read more…


How To Turn Disappointing Housing Data Into Greater Returns

March 31st, 2014

real estateJohn Whitefoot: Since the beginning of 2012, the U.S. housing market has been considered one of the bright spots in an otherwise uneven economic environment. Between 2007 and the end of 2011, the U.S. housing market fell 33%—since then, it has rebounded, Read more…


Any Hope For Homebuilder ETFs?

March 16th, 2014

homebuildersThe housing sector held up quite well for most of 2013, but concerns have started to build of late on bad weather conditions and Fed tapering plans. As the Fed discussed curtailing its stimulus, interest rates Read more…


Slowdown In The Housing Market Is Coming

March 5th, 2014

real estateMichael Lombardi:  The chart below is of the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index, an index that tracks home prices in the U.S. housing market. As the chart shows, from their peak in 2007 to their low in late 2011, U.S. homes prices fell by about 30%. Read more…


Quick Investor Guide To Homebuilder ETFs

January 8th, 2014

homebuildersThe housing momentum seen in 2012 and in the first half of 2013 has slowed down in the past 3-4 months due to the recent spike in mortgage rates, rising home prices, tight credit availability Read more…


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…


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…


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 Long-Term Outlook For Homebuilder ETFs Remains Bright

November 4th, 2013

homebuildersThe Q3 earnings season has impressed markets with growth rates and beat ratios tracking higher than expectations, and outpacing the past few quarters.  Read more…


Futures Down After Yesterday’s Tech “Shot Across the Bow”

October 23rd, 2013

bright-futureScott Redler: We’re seeing some red arrows around this morning as most of Europe is down half a percent, dragged down by the banks. Asia also got hit pretty hard, putting in one of those “days to take notice.” The Nikkei finished down 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…


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…


Is The Real Estate Market Back On Track?

September 27th, 2013

residential real estate: Two housing indicators were released earlier this week, and while the numbers seemed divergent, they both really say the same thing—that the U.S. real estate (NYSEARCA:IYR) recovery is chugging along, but the current pace is unsustainable. 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…


3 ETFs To Play The Homebuilding Sector

September 10th, 2013

homebuildersThe housing market has steadily made a comeback from the lows witnessed in mid 2006 owing to the industry’s severe and widespread downturn. However, the housing momentum seen in 2012 and in the first half of 2013 seems to have moderated Read more…


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