Are Robots Taking Over? Not So Fast, As Hotel Fires Half Their Robot Staff, Plus MH Market Updates

CNNmoney1.23.2019ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsThe markets closed broadly up today, but manufactured housing connected tracked equities went broadly down.  Among the issues that’s not as discussed as it debatably merits is the impact on robotics on the workforce, and thus on a significant part of the manufactured housing customer base of the future.  A panel discussion on that topic will be our featured report for this evening.


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The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.  Headlines – at home and abroad – often move the markets.  So, this is an example of “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing.” ©

Part of this unique evening feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – which saves busy 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.

This is an exclusive evening or nightly example of MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” © It is fascinating to see just how similar, and different, these two lists of headlines can be.

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



Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)



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 –



Bulls and Bears on Fox Business has one of the more engaging discussion panels, with plenty of balance.

MHProNews has tracked the issue of robots, AI and related technology.  The trend toward job-eliminating tech has already eliminated some 5 million jobs since 2000, says QZ.

Tens of millions of more jobs could be perched to fall.



There’s plenty of happy talk about this trend, with some claiming that ‘something new’ will come to replace those jobs, as has happened with mechanization of the past.  But what is missing are the details.  What, pray tell, will that ‘something be’ – especially for low-skill workers?

With that brief tee up, consider what the panel has to say.

Related Reports:

Billion Dollar Startup Modular Builder, Using Robotics, Could Soon Rival Clayton Homes’ Total Sales

Blueprint Robotics Disruptive Aim at Modular Housing, and Factory-Building Technology

AI, Robots Replacing Skilled Positions More Rapidly Than Expected


Ross Kinzler, Others Ask – What Jobs Will Remain?  Are AI and Automation Taking Over?

White House Official Statement on Artificial Intelligence – Industry and Business Summit

Clayton Homes’ “Robots” – Automation’s Role in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway’s “Durable Competitive Advantage” in Manufactured Housing

Meet Sophia, AI Robot Wants Your Job, Says “Trust Us”



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 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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