Antitrust – “You Can’t Penalize Success But Can Penalize Bad Behavior.” Former Ast AG Bill Baer, plus Manufactured Home Market Updates

CNNmone6.3.2019ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsThe number of firms that are reportedly being identified as the subject of federal antitrust investigations is growing. Berkshire Hathaway has not yet been mentioned in this evening’s report, but some of the commentary in the video this evening suggests potential principles that could lead federal interests to do precisely that. On a mixed day on the broader markets, but a generally up day for manufactured home industry connected stocks, all of this will be part of our featured report this evening.

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Today’s Big Movers

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

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According to CNBC:

  • The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index fell Monday after similar regulatory headlines dinged tech giants Google, Amazon and Facebook.
  • The possible Apple probe is linked to a potential Google probe, Reuters reported, and stems from meetings between the DOJ and the FTC.
  • The headlines together paint a daunting picture for Silicon Valley and the stock market’s most valuable companies.

Regarding some of the reasons to launch an antitrust probe, former Assistant Attorney General at the Justice Department, Bill Baer said the following: “You Can’t Penalize Success But Can Penalize Bad Behavior.”


The Daily Business News on MHProNews did a report early this morning on this topic, linked below.

Interviews like this are helpful in sorting out some of the things that antitrust regulators are looking for, and if ‘bad behavior’ that ‘greases the skids’ so others can follow as easily, then the report linked below must be part of the mix.

In a series of direct quotes in context, a document from 21st Mortgage signed by Tim Williams, and video recorded comments by Kevin Clayton, these all line up to demonstrate how independent retailers, communities, and producers – among others – where purportedly harmed by action that could be deemed an antitrust violation. Clayton, 21st, MHI and their attorneys have not commented on these allegations, despite repeated offers to respond, refute or clarify the issues, the most recent being just days ago.


One point of dispute for now, former assistant AG Baer said that politics doesn’t enter into this. Nonsense. It is Washington, D.C. Of course politics enters into this discussion.

Related Reports:

Senate Democrats – Including 2020 Presidential Contenders – Ask CFPB Protect Consumers Against Predatory Lenders — Point Finger at Clayton Homes, Berkshire Hathaway Lending

Brad Says POTUS Trump is Right: More than Facebook & Twitter, Google Threatens Democracy, Online Freedom

Mobile Home Militia – “Clayton [Homes] Wants Your Cornbread Too” “Join the Revolution” – ‘You Gotta Have Swagger’ – Masthead L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

They are industry professionals that currently hail from primarily south-central or southern states. They may hunt, fish, go to the honky-tonk, or go four wheeling in the mud for fun. They’re routinely patriots – people of faith, flag, and family, who love the constitution and their second amendment protected guns.

Rope-a-Dope – Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, Mom, Dad, & You – Masthead L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

There may be no one analogy that is entirely precise enough to make the point that the promoters of the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act purportedly hoped to accomplish with their bill. All analogies limp at some point, but those disclosures made, let’s begin with the ‘rope and dope metaphor’ from boxing.

Warren Buffett’s Moat, Understanding Manufactured Housing Requires Grasping Strategic Economic Moats – Masthead L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

When someone is introduced to manufactured homes and their tremendous value, they are often shocked. ‘ How is this much home for such a modest price possible?’ A key part of the answer mirrors any product produced in a production center. Cars built in a driveway would cost far more than a car built in production center.

Yahoo Finance 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 Homes, 21st 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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