The Two Biggest Homebuilder ETFs Are Quite A Bit Different Under The Hood

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Homebuilders and Construction based stocks have prospered since Trump’s election last November, even amid an environment of rising interest rates.
NYSE:ITB February 23, 2017 12:44pm

Long-Term Housing Data Paints Rosy Picture For Homebuilders

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From Jill Mislinski: Yesterday we reported separately on the latest residential building permits and housing starts in the government's monthly report, courtesy of the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Despite the fact that both are monthly SAAR series (seasonally adjusted annualized rate), they are exceptionally volatile and subject to extensive revisions. Thus it is unwise to assign much credibility to a single month.
NYSE:XHB February 17, 2017 10:02am

Keep An Eye On Rising Inflation’s Effect On Real Estate

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From Eric Bush: CPI excluding food and energy (core-CPI) increased by 31 bps in January for the largest one month increase since March 2006. Headline CPI increased to 2.54% year-over-year which is the fastest growth rate since March 2012.
NYSE:VNQ February 15, 2017 2:01pm

Real Estate ETFs In Focus As Homebuilder Earnings Loom

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From Zacks: The housing sector appears in great shape if we look at the recently released earnings. However, the recent volley of data points tells another story. Both existing and new home sales dropped in December with the former seeing a 2.8% decline and the latter witnessing a 10.4% plunge from November.
NYSE:XHB February 1, 2017 8:50am

It’s Time To Get Back Into REIT ETFs

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From David Fabian: ETF investors are likely measuring the resilience and relative performance of their portfolios during the latest 6-month jump in interest rates. Bond funds are the obvious areas of concern in terms of volatility. However, many stock and equity-income asset classes maintain a high sensitivity to Treasury yield fluctuations as well.
NYSE:SCHH January 19, 2017 6:42am

As Rates Continue To Rise, Real Estate ETFs Are Back In Focus

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We saw some heavier trading volume in several REIT based ETFs late last week, accompanied by outflows in the respective ETFs via redemptions, specifically in ICF (iShares Cohen & Steers REIT, Expense Ratio 0.35%, $3.3 billion in AUM) and IYR (iShares U.S. Real Estate, Expense Ratio 0.43%, $3.4 billion in AUM).
NYSE:ICF December 19, 2016 1:24pm

Lennar’s Backlog Grows As Q4 Earnings Top Expectations

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From StockNews.com: Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) early Monday posted better than expected fourth quarter earnings results, as its backlog of home orders rose significantly from last year.
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Trade These Inverse ETFs As Interest Rates Spike

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From Zacks: Rising rate concerns are likely to flood the market as both Fed rate hike and increased inflationary expectations pushed up Treasury bond yields.
NYSE:SRS December 17, 2016 3:03pm

Amid Rising Rates, November’s Housing Starts Come In Very Weak

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November's housing starts numbers came in weaker than expected in November, in perhaps the first signal that rapidly rising interest rates are starting to negatively affect the real estate industry.
NYSE:XHB December 16, 2016 9:12am

BlackRock: Don’t Sell REITs Just Because Rates Are Rising

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BlackRock's Heidi Richardson suggests that real estate investment trusts (REITs) may still be worth a look, despite the rise in rates.
NYSE:VNQ December 15, 2016 7:42am

Invest In Millennials With This Real Estate ETF

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From Paul Mampilly: Some of my earliest memories come from being at my grandfather’s house in India. Growing on one side, there was a huge mango tree that I would climb to get ripe, juicy mangoes. On the other side, there were pear, guava and jackfruit trees.
NYSE:ITB December 9, 2016 6:53am

REIT Funds Are Setting Up For a Big Bounce

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From Charles Sizemore: Leave it to the stock market to do the exact opposite of what you expect it to do. Following Donald Trump’s surprise win, stocks have spent the past three weeks pushing higher.
NYSE:VNQ December 8, 2016 10:00am

Toll Brothers Reports Mixed Q4, Sees Strong Luxury Home Market In 2017

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Luxury home builder Toll Brothers Inc (NYSE:TOL) early Tuesday posted mixed fourth quarter earnings results but offered an upbeat outlook for 2017.
NYSE:TOL December 6, 2016 6:59am

The Two Best REITs To Buy Right Now

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From Marshall Hargrave: America is running short of apartments. Apartment occupancy in the U.S. is at 96.5% and quickly approaching the all-time high of 96.8% that took place in 2000.

NYSE:AVB December 5, 2016 7:09am

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