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

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.
NYSE:IYR February 27, 2012 1:10pm

Financial ETFs Still Face Major Hurdles From An Overvalued Housing Market (XLF, IYF, IYR)

"A 2008 study from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated taxpayer losses from the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailouts to reach $25 billion. This month, the Associated Press
NYSE:IYF May 19, 2010 3:05pm

A Bottom In Housing And The Homebuilders ETF (XHB) May Be Here

"Whether you want to believe it or not, more indicators pop up each week that point to improvements in the housing market. Either we're at the bottom now, or we will be soon. First, the
NYSE:XHB May 13, 2010 4:57pm

Can ETF REITs Defy The Real Estate Slump? (DRV, DRN, TAO, FIO, RWX, IYR)

real-estate-etfs"After two subpar years of market performance and slumping property prices, real estate stocks are inexplicably up. How much longer will they continue to defy all odds?  Over the past two years, commercial real estate prices have fallen around 40%
ETF BASIC NEWS August 11, 2009 9:26am

Buy Real Estate ETF’s As Fitch Ratings Says Housing Bottom Is Here (URE, UMM, XHB, IYR)

house-shoppingA reason to get long the home-builder and real estate ETF's may in our view, as Fitch Ratings says a bottom in US Housing is here.  With major new home metrics leveling off from fresh lows, the long-awaited bottom in U.S. housing may finally be in sight
ETF BASIC NEWS July 15, 2009 1:23pm

A Real Estate Bottom Creates A Bullish Case For This ETF (URE)

real-estateReal Estate has historically been one of the best places to invest for the last century.  The recent financial crisis and housing bubble has scared investors from investing in the real asset.  Some investors see opportunity in the crisis and are buying bank owned property and other distressed inventory at bargain basement prices. 
ETF BASIC NEWS June 30, 2009 10:22am

Has The Housing ETF-XHB Put In A Bottom?

housing-bottom"Value investors love to see capitulation – that magic moment when other investors can't take any more pain and swear off the stock market, or a particular stock, forever. At that point, stocks are at their cheapest," Reports David Berman from The Globe and Mail.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 20, 2009 11:26am

Betting On A Bounce: How To Play The Housing Sector With ETF’S

house-shoppingWill Swarts  from Smart Money reports that "It’s been over a year since the housing sector imploded. Yet, it's still at the epicenter of the current economic crisis. Many market watchers are pinning any chance of a broad recovery on housing pulling one off first, so the data emerging out of the sector is closely watched. 
ETF BASIC NEWS June 15, 2009 2:00am

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