Bankrate Survey – Top Pick for Most Investors for Next 10 Years? Plus, Manufactured Home Stock Updates

DowJones8092019YahooManufacturedHomeProNewsStockReportUpdatesA recent survey by Bankrate reveals the top pick for most investors.  The report breaks that investment down by age group. It is a shift that ought to make manufactured housing professionals ask serious questions. That On a down day for the major markets and most tracked manufactured home stocks too, the Bankrate report will be our feature this evening.


Every evening our headlines snapshots from two major media outlets on each side of the left-right news spectrum reflects topics that influence, reflect, or move investor sentiment. In moments, you can get insights-at-a-glance. This sets the broader context for manufactured housing markets, in keeping with our mantra, “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing©. 

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·        Walmart pulls violent video game displays from stores, but will still sell guns

·        Democratic Party deepfaked its own chairman to highlight 2020 concerns

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·        Amazon is investigating alleged child labor law violations at a Foxconn facility that makes Echoes and Kindles

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Headlines from right-of-center Fox Business.


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·        Florida raking in billions as Americans abandon high-tax states

·        Tiger Woods withdraws from Northern Trust Open

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·        Joe Biden has a gaffe problem and it’s going to hurt him: Varney

·        FBI wants Facebook user data to head off shootings

·        Barbie doll-maker Mattel has a whistle blower

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Bankrate’s new survey should be one of several head scratchers for the curious truth-seekers already invested, interested, or involved in manufactured housing.  Because it both signals opportunity, while suggesting the ways that how the industry’s ‘leadership’ is missing it.

According to Bankrate, “In 2018, stocks were the most popular investment. But this year they ran a distant second, with 20 percent of respondents naming stocks their top pick for holding periods of more than a decade.”

Taking over at number 1? “Years after a housing crash that left the economy hurting, many Americans still see real estate as their top pick. Some 31 percent of survey respondents named real estate as their favored investment for money that they wouldn’t need for 10 years or more. It’s the best showing for real estate in the seven years that Bankrate has conducted the survey.”

Given the personal desire for most Americans to own instead of rent, that shouldn’t be a surprise.  Also, given the need for 7 million affordable housing units, per the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s 2019 “Gap Report,” that ought to be music to the manufactured home industry’s ears.

Cash investments, such as savings accounts and CDs, finished third at 19 percent, while gold and other precious metals earned 11 percent. Americans picked bonds as their top long-term investment 7 percent of the time, while bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were favored by 4 percent. Meanwhile, 5 percent of respondents said that none of these options were the best way to invest,” said Bankrate.


By Generational Groups, Per Bankrate

  • Millennials in total scored the highest (36 percent) among all age groups in their preference for real estate as a long-term investment.
  • “Millennials are higher on real estate than any other age group, have cooled a bit on cash, and still aren’t keen on the stock market when investing for more than ten years,” says Greg McBride, CFA, Bankrate chief financial analyst.
  • Strikingly, the preference for real estate is virtually identical in all four income categories surveyed by Bankrate. Between 32 and 34 percent of the time it was the top investment choice for those who reported earning more than $75,000 per year; between $50,000 and $75,000; between $30,000 and $50,000; as well as less than $30,000.
  • Home – or least, real estate – is where the heart is for Americans.


The total sample size was 1,015 respondents. Fieldwork was performed on June 25-30, 2019.  The survey was conducted by telephone. Data was weighted to represent the target population, and margin for error for total respondents is 3.35 percent at a 95 percent confidence level.

To learn more about the opportunities and obstacles facing manufactured housing, check out the executive summary below. It is laced with cross links and references to support the findings.

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Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Closing Equities Tickers

Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.

  • NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services.
  • 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 each are suppliers to the manufactured housing industry, among others.

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

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