Impeding Fiscal Cliff Nudges Stocks Down

Investors expressed their continuing concern over the fiscal cliff jousting in Washington as all three indexes nudged down. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped -0.19 percent, -24.49 points, ending the day at 13,114.59. The Nasdaq moved down -0.74 percent, -22.24 points, to close at 2,990.16, while the S&P ended the day losing -0.48 percent, -6.83 points, to close at 1,419.83. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite moved up +0.06 percent to close at 1202. All housing stocks we track closed down or even except one. Third Avenue Value Fund (Dec. 24) was the only stock we follow that gained, moving up +0.20%, +0.10, to close at 49.55. Patrick Industries fell the most of tracked stocks, losing -2.33%, -0.35, to close at 14.68. Affiliated Managers Group 129.66 -1.44 -1.10 percent. Cavco Industries 48.20 -0.18 (-0.37%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 133,927 -733. (-0.54%). Champion, Liberty Homes, and Palm Harbor all remained unchanged. Deer Valley remained unchanged at 0.58. Drew Industries 32.39 -0.60 (-1.82%). Equity LifeStyle Properties 66.87 -0.10 (-0.15%). Louisiana Pacific Industries 18.68 -0.23 (-1.22%). Nobility Homes remained unchanged at 4.95. Skyline Corp. 4.36 -0.03 (-0.68%). Sun Communities, Inc. 39.74 -0.21 (-0.53%). Universal Forest Products, Inc. 37.90 –0.66 (-1.71%). UMH 10.23 -0.02 (-0.20%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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