President Trump Considering Herman Cain for Fed, Manufactured Housing Stock Update$

CNNmoney1.31.2019ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsWhatever your thoughts are on the 45th President, one thing is certain.  He seems to have a knack for being able to toss in a media narrative conversation changer, often when it is least expected.  That’s what happened earlier today, when word came out that former GOP presidential hopeful, talk radio, and Godfather’s Pizza business guru Herman Cain was being considered for a role on the Federal Reserve.  On a day when virtually every tracked manufactured home stock rose, the Cain news will be our featured report.


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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 –



CNBC and Bloomberg are reporting that POTUS Donald J. Trump is mulling nominating Herman Cain for the Fed.

Bullet’s from CNBC:

  • Former presidential candidate Herman Cain is under consideration for a Federal Reserve governorship.
  • The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO is a former chairman of the Kansas City Fed.

Video from Bloomberg:


Keep in mind the president’s style.  Is this a signal for Chairman Jerome Powell too?

Cain had his one-time front runner status as a GOP presidential hopeful derailed when sexually related allegations surfaced.

But in the era of POTUS Trump, that may not matter as much as it once did.  In fairness, Democratic President Bill Clinton – while scalded by lying about his affair with a White House intern under oath – won reelection inspite of that and other scandals. Why should Democrats and Republicans be held to separate standards on that point?

Editorially, we liked Cain that year well enough – right up to the point that he floated his 9-9-9 (pizza pie lingo) tax plan.  Elminate the income tax, swap it for a VAT tax if you want to – as Cain proposed – but to add a new tax and not eliminate the old would be asking for future tax creep. That said, he may be a good pick for this role. We’ll keep an eye on this for industry readers.


Related Reports:

US Economy “in a Good Place” Fed Chair Jerome Powell, Stocks Soar, Manufactured Housing Stock 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.

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