Consumer Sentiment Dives As Inflation Roars, Concerns Over Affordable Housing Factor from Coast-to-Coast in USA; plus MHVille Market Updates


Pew Research says inflation is by far the #1 issue in America at this time. “The public views inflation as the top problem facing the United States – and no other concern comes close,” said Pew in research released on 5.12.2022. Viewed through the lens of those who are Democrats or who lean Democratic or Republican or who lean toward the GOP in their voting, 57 percent of Dem supporters and 84 percent of Republican backers see inflation as the number 1 issue. The overall average of voters that worry about inflation is 70 percent, said Pew. Other items on people’s minds, per that and other surveys, are also reflections of rising costs, i.e.: the effects of inflation.

With concerns over inflation and the economic pressures from rising food, fuel, and a lack of affordable housing in mind, perhaps it is no surprise that the University of Michigan Consumer Survey showed a sharp drop since last month. As the featured image at the top reveals, the currently poor mood of Americans is not far from the all-time lows for the survey’s reports that span over 60 years.

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With Democratic strategist James Carville’s classic 1992 “It’s the economy, stupid” observation in mind, it is worth noting the correlation between the consumer sentiment highs achieved during President Donald J. Trump’s term of office (again, see featured image above) were near the highest in the 21st century. Under the Biden Administration, that has dramatically reversed. While Joe Biden himself, and the White House communications team, have attempted to blame inflation on Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump Republicans, business and others, public opinion polls indicate that voters aren’t buying that party line. As Trump supporter, pundit, and talk radio personality Wayne Allen Root has called Biden the best seller of support in Republican Party principles; better than Presidents Ronald Reagan or Trump, both of whom Root admires.


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Slipping Housing Affordability is on Americans Minds

The headlines that follow are indications from East to West of concerns over the declining availability in affordable housing.

Most Americans don’t think now is a good time to buy a home … › news › local › 2022/05/05

May 5, 2022 — According to the poll, most Americans believe housing prices will continue to increase, with 70% predicting they’ll increase over the next year, …

UM poll finds 3/4 Montanans worried about housing affordability ›

May 3, 2022 — A University of Montana poll indicates housing, development and the state’s “changing character” are sore spots for Montana voters.

The housing crisis remains a top concern for Oregon voters › article › 2022/05/04 › oregon-g…

May 4, 2022 — Tents along Southwest 13th Avenue in Portland, April 4, 2022. In a survey commissioned by OPB, homelessness ranked as the top concern among ... ##


As vexing as these issues are, they are also the potential for powerful messages of how manufactured housing could be a key part of the solution for taming inflation as well as bringing the affordable housing crisis under control. To learn more, see the related reports.

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Next up is our daily business news recap of yesterday evening’s market report, related left-right headlines, and manufactured housing connected equities.

The Business Daily Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Market Updates.  Plus, Market Moving Left leaning CNN and Right-leaning (Newsmax) Headlines Snapshot. While the layout of this daily business report has been evolving over time, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. For instance. The headlines that follow below can be reviewed at a glance to save time while providing insights across the left-right media divide. Additionally, those headlines often provide clues as to possible ‘market-moving’ news items.


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“Survey 85 Percent of Americans Concerned About Inflation, Credit Card Interest Up by 3.3” said a headline on Breitbart. ‘Core retail’ inflation was announced on 4.12.2022 as 8.5 percent. Some commentators are saying that the actual rate of inflation in the U.S. is more like 15 to 20 percent. As the value of the dollar erodes, that impact should be considered when looking at stock market performance. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.

Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 5.13.2022

  • Shares surge 25%
  • UNITED STATES – DECEMBER 8: Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and CEO of FTX, testifies during the House Financial Services Committee hearing titled
  • Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States, in Rayburn Building on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
  • Robinhood soars after 30-year-old crypto billionaire takes stake
  • Texas has declared open season on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with censorship law
  • Here’s what what will probably happen next if Twitter reverses Trump’s ban
  • Twitter announces partial hiring freeze and senior exec exits
  • The startup world is due for a reckoning
  • Meme mania returns. GameStop and AMC soar
  • Why this obscure corner of the crypto world has investors in a panic
  • Panic in the crypto market has Janet Yellen’s attention
  • Not all recessions are the same. Here’s what could happen to the economy and markets
  • SpaceX on pace to shatter US launch records. Again
  • Uber to test delivering food with robots
  • War-fueled food inflation will cause social unrest, UN official says
  • Mercedes issues ‘Do not drive’ advisory for 292,000 SUVs
  • Jen Psaki signs off as White House press secretary
  • FILE – Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg in Gruenheide, Germany, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Shares of Tesla and Twitter have tumbled this week as investors deal with the fallout and potential legal issues surrounding Tesla CEO Musk and his $44 billion bid to buy the social media platform. Of the two, Musk's electric vehicle company has fared worse, with its stock down almost 16% so far this week to $728. (Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP, File)
  • Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter is on hold
  • Shoppers at the Westfield Century City shopping mall in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022. The owner of Westfield malls plans to sell all its properties in the U.S. as pandemic fears have sped changes to how people shop, according to the Los Angeles Times. Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Consumers are feeling worse about the economy again
  • First on CNN: Record-high gas prices are eating into Americans’ spending, JPMorgan says
  • Formula maker: ‘This is a crisis. We can’t flip a switch and make more formula’
  • The baby formula supply problem is getting worse
  • Ex-Trump official backs Biden’s computer chip push
  • Some manufacturers have less than 5 days’ supply of this
  • Why the global supply chain mess is getting worse
  • Uber and Lyft will no longer require masks for US riders and drivers
  • Uber strikes a deal to list NYC taxis on its app
  • Lyft won’t require return to the office until 2023
  • You can see how many one-star ratings you receive
  • Lyft releases sexual assault data: 4,158 incidents

Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax 5.13.2022

  • Court: Texas Can Resume ‘Child Abuse’ Inquiries Into Parents With Trans Kids
  • Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • Russia Inflation Nears 18%, Highest Since Early ’02
  • Biden Backs Sweden, Finland Joining NATO in Call
  • Russia Sends ‘Experienced Torturers’ to Handle Mutineers
  • 2 Russian Battalions Destroyed
  • Vatican No. 2 Says Arming Ukraine Legit, With Conditions
  • Siemens to Leave Russia After 170 Years, Take Hefty Charge
  • Kremlin Dismisses Polish PM’s Criticism of Putin as ‘Shocking’
  • Ex-separatist Commander Says Russian Military Chief ‘Criminally Negligent’
  • Ukraine Asks G7 to Seize Russia Assets to Rebuild Country
  • House Dems to Big Tech: Save Evidence of War Crimes
  • Russian Bombs Sever Luhansk From Water, Electric
  • Report: Oligarch Says Putin Has ‘Blood Cancer’ in Secret Audio
  • More Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • Newsmax TV
  • Cammack: Biden Puts ‘America Last’ With Baby Formula at Border | video
  • Murphy: Poll Numbers Overestimate Confidence in Biden | video
  • Grothman: Disinformation Board Formed to Stifle Free Speech | video
  • Former Amb. Danon: Lufthansa Should Do More After Apology | video
  • Trump Jr.: Inmates Were Running Asylum at Twitter | video
  • Jim Jordan: ‘No One With Common Sense’ Believes Biden WH | video
  • More Newsmax TV
  • Newsfront
  • Rick Scott Responds to Biden Attacks, Launches National Ad Campaign
  • Rick Scott, R-Fla., is fighting back after President Joe Biden and other Democrats demonized his “Rescue America” plan to “save this country.”… [Full Story]
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  • Biden Hits ‘Great MAGA King’ Trump, ‘Ultra-MAGA’ Sen. Scott
  • Biden Supports Sweden, Finland Joining NATO
  • President Joe Biden spoke with the respective leaders of Sweden and [Full Story]
  • Barnette Fades as Erratic Record Comes Under Fire
  • Though she got high marks as a pro-life advocate, political newcomer [Full Story]
  • Related
  • Trump: Barnette Will ‘Never’ Win General Election
  • Newsmax’s Greg Kelly: ‘Phony’ Senate Candidate Barnette No MAGA Member |video
  • Oz to Newsmax: Never-Trump Groups Donate to Barnette to Thwart My Candidacy |video
  • Politicized DOJ Unlikely to Label Pro-abortion Radicals as ‘Domestic Terrorists’
  • If the abortion-rights group calling itself Jane’s Revenge is indeed [Full Story] | Platinum Article
  • Nikki Haley Rips Biden Over Inflation
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley chided [Full Story]
  • Trump: No Way Musk Is Going to Buy Twitter at ‘Such a Ridiculous Price’
  • Former President Donald Trump says he is convinced Elon Musk will not [Full Story]
  • Related
  • Elon Musk Says $44B Twitter Deal Temporarily on Hold
  • Musk Sends Mixed Messages on Twitter Deal, Pressuring Shares
  • Donald Trump Jr. to Newsmax: Inmates Were Running Asylum at Twitter |video
  • #WalkAway Founder Gets Back to Work Despite Jan. 6 Setbacks
  • Brandon Straka’s nightmare began at dawn on Jan. 25, 2021.His account [Full Story] | Platinum Article
  • Breakthrough Discovery Could Identify Babies at Risk for SIDS
  • A team of Australian researchers have identified a biochemical marker [Full Story]
  • Stefanik: WH Officials Laughed When Asked About Baby Formula Shortage
  • Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., charged on Friday that President Joe [Full Story]
  • Related
  • Pelosi: House to Weigh Formula Shortage Bills Next Week
  • Accused NY Subway Shooter Pleads Not Guilty to Terrorism, Weapons Charges
  • A man charged with last month’s mass shooting in a New York subway, [Full Story]
  • Inmate Serving Life Sentence Escapes, Prompting Manhunt in Texas
  • An inmate serving a life sentence for capital murder who escaped on [Full Story]
  • Judge Begins Review of Emails Ex-Trump Attorney Claims Are Shielded
  • A federal judge began reviewing hundreds of emails that former Trump [Full Story]
  • Oil Jumps 4 Percent as Gas Hits Record & Stocks Soar
  • Oil prices rose about 4% on Friday as U.S. gasoline prices jumped to [Full Story]
  • Arizona Now Busing Migrants to DC
  • Arizona, following Texas example, is busing migrants from the southern [Full Story]
  • Israeli PM Slams Palestinian Authority for Refusal to Cooperate in Reporter Death Probe
  • Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett lambasted the Palestinian [Full Story]
  • Southern Border Crisis Has Worsened Despite Biden’s Vow to Address ‘Root Causes’
  • Encounters of illegal migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border are at [Full Story]
  • Israel OKs 4,000 Housing Units for Jews in West Bank
  • Israel on Thursday approved the construction of more than 4,000 new [Full Story]
  • Biden Under Pressure to Visit Ukraine After First Lady’s Trip
  • First lady Jill Biden made an unannounced trip to Ukraine this week [Full Story]
  • UAE’s Long-Ailing Leader Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Dies at 73
  • The United Arab Emirates’ long-ailing ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed [Full Story]
  • Russia Sends ‘Experienced Torturers’ to Deal With Mutinous Soldiers
  • Rebellious soldiers in Ukraine are causing problems for President [Full Story]
  • Court: Texas Can Resume Potential ‘Child Abuse’ Investigations of Parents With Trans Youths
  • The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday the state could resume [Full Story]
  • Detention of WNBA’s Griner in Moscow Extended for 1 Month
  • The lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner said Friday her pretrial [Full Story]
  • Nurses Protest Tennessee Sentence for Deadly Medical Mistake
  • Nurses traveled from around the country to protest on Friday outside [Full Story]
  • Pope to Visit Canada to Apologize Over Residential Schools
  • Pope Francis will visit Canada July 24-30, the Vatican said on [Full Story]
  • Biden Admin to Release $45B for Nationwide Internet
  • The Biden administration is taking the first steps to release $45 [Full Story]
  • San Diego County Ordinance Lets Trans Women Be Housed in Women’s Jails, Shelters
  • The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has adopted a new [Full Story]
  • Cammack Condemns Sending Baby Formula to Border Sites Amid Shortage
  • Kat Cammack, R-Fla., took to Twitter on Thursday after learning [Full Story]
  • Comer to Newsmax: Did CDC Follow Actual Science or Political Science?
  • James Comer, R-Ky., told Newsmax on Thursday that whistleblowers [Full Story] | video
  • Justice Barrett’s Neighbor to Protesters: ‘Go Home and Get a Family’
  • A neighbor of Supreme Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s denounced [Full Story]
  • Study Finds Cleaner Air Leads to More Atlantic Hurricanes
  • Cleaner air in United States and Europe is brewing more Atlantic [Full Story]
  • Luhansk Region Cut Off From Water, Electricity by Russian Bombing
  • Russian shelling and air strikes of Ukraine’s Luhansk region on the [Full Story]
  • More Newsfront
  • Finance
  • Americans Bet $125B on Sports in 4 Years Since Legalization
  • Americans have bet more than $125 billion on sports with legal gambling outlets in the four years since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for all 50 states to offer it…. [Full Story]
  • Bob Ciura: 3 Undervalued Dividend Aristocrats With High Return Potential
  • Twitter CEO: Exec Shakeup Will Build ‘a Stronger Twitter’
  • Cryptos Stabilize, Bitcoin Rallies After Stablecoin Slide
  • Musk Sends Mixed Messages on Twitter Deal, Pressuring Shares
  • More Finance
  • Health
  • Biden Administration Considers Rationing COVID Vaccines Amid Funding Impasse
  • Biden administration officials have discussed deep cuts to their COVID-19 operation as doubts grow about Congress’ willingness to fund related programs, Politico reported…. [Full Story]
  • Resistance Training Boosts Longevity
  • Esophageal Cancer Nearly Doubled Among Middle-Aged Americans
  • Gallstones Linked to Higher Risk For Pancreatic Cancer
  • Increase in Crohn’s, Colitis Linked to Antibiotic Use


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Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Equities Closing 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, a manufactured home industry lender
                            • NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
                            • NOTE: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of  the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.

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