Fed Caves, Rates Hikes, Balance Sheet, Smoother Sailing Ahead? Plus Manufactured Home Market Updates

CNNmone3.20.2019ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced what several observers are referring to as a ‘cave,’ giving into what investors and President Donald J. Trump has been pushing for over the course of several months. On a day when the broader market slid, and more losers than gainers on the manufactured housing tracked stocks covered here, the Daily Business News on MHProNews focuses this evening on statements and insights from the Fed.


If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further belowafter the newsmaker bullets and major indexes closing tickers.

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…



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 –

Fed Gives Markets, President What Was Wanted — Rates and Balance Sheet Changes Announced



Per left-of-center CNBC…

·        The central bank says it will begin in May to taper the amount of proceeds it allows to roll off each month and will end the program in September.

·        The amount for Treasurys will drop to $15 billion in May. Under the current program, it is allowing $30 billion in Treasury proceeds to roll off.

·        The total of Treasurys and MBS once totaled more than $4.2 trillion and has been reduced by about $450 billion in the program that began in October 2017.


Part of the risk matrix includes Brexit and U.S. China trade talks.  Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said that both Europe and China have slowed significantly. 

By comparison, the U.S. is doing far better.


The above noted, this has not been the only artificial headwinds that have buffeted the markets.  Sam Zell observed in 2017 that one can’t overlook the impact of politics on investing. 

If Democrats hold the House, and/or take the Senate and the White House, expect a sea change in the investment outlook. 

Make sure you check out our Robert Robotti report, below, along with other broader macro-market focused topics.

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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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