JP Morgan Downgrades Chinese Equities Over “Full Blown Trade War,” Plus MH Market Updates

CNNmoney10.4.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsIt wasn’t that long ago when JP Morgan said they thought U.S.-Chinese trade tensions would be a skirmish, not a war.  That’s changed, which will be our evening focus on a day when stocks retreated.

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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 –



JP Morgan has taken a step toward the view that Alibaba’s Jack Ma said, that the U.S. Chinese trade war will be more serious than previously thought, said CNBC.

Ma said it could last 20 years, as the Daily Business News on MHProNews has previously reported.

Some American manufactured home companies have used Chinese suppliers for years, so its both a macro as well as a micro issue for industry observers and professionals.

At a recent press conference, President of the United States (POTUS) Donald J. Trump said that he called off a new round of trade negotiations with China, saying that they were not yet ready.  Meanwhile, a trade deal with South Korea has been announced. A new trade pact replacing NAFTA, the USMCA was announced earlier this week.  And possible trade deals with Japan and the EU are also in the works.

All of those are potential pressure points on China, which is likely part of the U.S. and POTUS Trump’s strategy.

Ma said the US-China trade war could last 20 years.  That may seem unlikely.  But the fact that JP Morgan now has joined the expectation for continuing trade tensions is one investors should note.  Another potential data point is this question.  Will Chinese prefabs being shipped to the U.S. be curtailed as a result of rising tariffs?

Chinese PreFabs, Modulars Are Selling in the USA, Here’s an Example

That said, analysts said it was mostly rising rates that caused the drop in the markets today.  Historically, rising rates on conventional housing used to be a signal that manufactured home sales would rise. Will that old trend return?  It’s uncertain, because new headwinds are in play, even though the affordable housing crisis should suggest that the opposite ought to be true.

Related Reports:

USMCA: President Trump Announces NAFTA Replacement Promise Made, Kept – Stocks Soar, plus MH Market Updates

1 Million Jobs, Poof! Jack Ma Warns “20 Year Trade War,” Plus MH Market Updates


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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