Consumer Confidence, Manufactured Home Sales, Plus MH Market Updates

CNNmoney4.18.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsWages and capital spending by businesses are going up.  The Michigan Survey of Consumer Sentiment is at a high since the early 2000, says White House Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Kevin Hassett.

Duh, as industry pros know, happy and confident consumers are more likely to buy big ticket items, like a manufactured home.  The interview with Hassett will be our focus for tonight.


If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline reports are found further below, just beyond the Manufactured Housing Composite Value for today.


The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.

Part of this unique feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – that saves readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

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Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…

S&P 500 2,708.64 +2.25(+0.08%)

Dow 30 24,748.07 -38.56(-0.16%)

Nasdaq 7,295.24 +14.14(+0.19%)

Russell 2000 1,583.56 +3.76(+0.24%)

Crude Oil 68.75 +2.23(+3.35%)

Gold 1,352.40 +2.90(+0.21%)

Silver 17.20 +0.42(+2.49%)

EUR/USD 1.2379 +0.0008(+0.06%)

10-Yr Bond 2.87 +0.05(+1.88%)


Today’s Big Movers

For all the scores and highlights on tracked manufactured home connected stocks today, see thBloomberg graphic, posted below.

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –

White House Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Kevin Hassett talks with right-of-center Fox Business’ Stuart Varney about Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R-KY.), saying they won’t claw back the overspending in the omnibus bill.

 Varney asks about the response among voters, per polling, to the tax cuts

Hassert makes several noteworthy points, including that among independents, consumer sentiments are as high as they’ve been since 1984, and that occurred because of the Reagan Administration era tax cuts.


Still from video, posted above.

Bloomberg Closing Ticker for MHProNews…

NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services.

NOTE: The chart below covers a number of stocks NOT reflected in the Yahoo MHCV, shown above.

NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).


Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.

LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing.

AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

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