Strong Job, Economic Data Contrast with Market Fears, Plus MH Stock Updates

CNNmoney12.6.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsA glance at our manufactured housing watchlist reflects that several of the industry’s tracked stocks are closer to their one-year lows than the one-year highs.  As the broader markets have slid, so has manufactured housing, and those firms that have sizable stakes in manufactured housing. The reasons cited are the broader markets, which have broadly tanked.  The bullets from evening ‘left-right’ headline news recap below covers those sources’ reasons ‘why.’ But the fundamentals are sound, as our evening spotlight will reflect.

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.

Want to know more about the left-right media divide from third party research?  ICYMI – for those not familiar with the “Full Measure,” ‘left-center-right’ media chart, please click here.


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Select Bullets from Fox Business

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  • Canada arrests Huawei exec at US request, extradition seen
  • US leaders react to Huawei CFO arrest: ‘A threat to our national security’
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  • US trade deficit climbs to 10-year high amid Trump’s tariffs
  • The trade deficit climbed to $55.5 billion in October.
  • OPEC agrees to deal to cut oil output
  • US productivity rises 2.3% in third quarter
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  • Infant ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar store

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 Markets Editor Patti Domm said this evening something akin to points we’ve made in recent weeks. “November’s jobs report Friday should show a strong pace of hiring in a solid underlying economy, a stark contrast to some of the worst fears in financial markets this week.”

Sliding bond yields and falling equity prices have helped fan worries that the real economy is going to stall out and head for a recession. But economists, looking at the strength in the labor market among other indicators, have seen little chance of a recession before 2020, though they do see economic growth slowing to just under 2.5 percent in 2019,” Domm said today.

  • Economists expect the economy added 200,000 payrolls in November, reflecting a strong job market and healthy hiring — even as markets are fearful of a slowing economy and even recession.” Unemployment should hold at about 3.7 percent.
  • Economists expect even lower unemployment in months to come. November hourly wages were expected to be up 0.3 percent, or 3.1 percent on an annual basis,” she said.
  • My guess is we’re going to get something just a little above trend because of the fact that retail hiring is going to be good, with all the reports of stores hiring more aggressively than they have in years,” said Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont.

The Treasury curve has been ‘flattening’ and on Monday, part of the curve between the 2-year and 3-year” while the 5-year actually inverted. The 5-year yield being lower is thought to be a recession indicator.

I think the movement in the market just kind of exaggerated the degree to which things have changed in the economic outlook…I see it more of a market story than an economic story,” said Stanley.

Markets and investors crave certainty.  But the uncertainty is arguably artificial. It’s headlines that are driving wild swings, be it the arrest of Huawei’s CFO, worries over a long-overdue righting of the trade issues with China, or Fed Chairman Powell saying that rate hikes could mitigate.

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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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