Surprise! Partisan 2017 Ends with Disbelief, 2018 Previews – Plus MH Market Update$

CNNmoney12.29.2017ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsDoes the politics every end?

Will you believe the graphic in one of the 2 videos below when you see it?

2018 is upon us, and that means mid-term elections are too. With 10 Democratic Senate seats up for grabs in 2018, what do the tea-leaves hold for the first few weeks of the year ahead?

We’ll look at both Democratic and GOP plans in our market focus today.

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline reports are found further below, just beyond the Manufactured Housing Composite Value for today.

The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.

Part of this unique feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – that saves 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.

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Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • It was an epic year for stocks
  • These stock markets had a stellar 2017
  • How first-year presidential economies stack up
  • Tax overhaul costs Goldman Sachs $5 billion
  • Oil prices close at highest level in 2.5 years
  • Trump takes on Postal Service in tweet
  • Where the minimum wage is going up in 2018 Trending
  • Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones
  • What Millennials really want at work Trending
  • India’s richest man buys brother’s biz
  • Your pre-paid property tax questions answered


Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Trump rally: Stocks put 2017 in the record books
  • Wall Street quiet on last trading day of a strong year
  • General Electric: The Dow’s worst performing stock of 2017
  • Why Boeing was the top performing Dow stock in 2017
  • Dollar falls to end worst year since 2003, bitcoin soars
  • Trump blasts USPS: A look at the agency’s dire financial situation
  • This is how Trump will be remembered in the history books for 2017
  • Tax reform may help US corporations a little too much, Rubio says
  • Best and worst CEOs of 2017
  • Goldman to take a $5 billion charge related to new tax law
  • Bitcoin will end up close to zero: ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Jordan Belfort
  • The worst biz blunders of 2017
  • Trump’s agenda in 2018: What’s next?
  • IAG to acquire much of bankrupt Air Berlin’s Niki division


ICYMI – for those not familiar with the “Full Measure,” ‘left-right’ media chart, please click here

Reports, Reflections on Media Tilt, Bias, Ignorance, and Manufactured Housing

Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…

S&P 500 2,673.61 -13.93(-0.52%)

Dow 30 24,719.22 -118.29(-0.48%)

Nasdaq 6,903.39-46.77(-0.67%)

Russell 2000 1,535.51 -13.42(-0.87%)

Crude Oil 60.12 +0.28(+0.47%)

Gold 1,305.30 +8.10(+0.62%)

Silver 17.00 +0.08(+0.46%)

EUR/USD 1.1998 +0.006(+0.51%)

10-Yr Bond 2.405 -0.027(-1.11%)

Manufactured Housing Composite Value


Today’s Big Movers


For all the scores and highlights on tracked manufactured home connected stocks today, see the Bloomberg graphic, posted below.

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –


GOP Plans for 2018, Will Infrastructure bring some Ds to the GOP plan?

This first short video doesn’t spell it out, and the legislation isn’t written yet.

But as a useful background to understanding this panel discussion from right-of-center Fox Business is the reported working plan from the White House.  Their infrastructure bill would leverage some $200 billion federal dollars, to attract some $800 billion in private money.  That yields the $1 trillion dollar total.

If so, then this isn’t a trillion-dollar deficit hole. The economic stimulus it proposes to create could mean, say some supporters, that the plan will pay for itself.  The devil will be in the details.

If the plan makes sense, then factory builders – and transporters! – should love this, because of the jobs and road/bridges improvements, all of which could be wins for manufactured housing.

Democratic Plans, and will there be more bipartisanship?

While there’s talk of bipartisanship, there’s very partisan messages going out from both the DNC and RNC.  The DNC are hammering the tax cuts as a giveaway the to wealthy.

Some in their own party are expressing concerns that that approach may backfire.

Meanwhile, the Trump/Pence team has sent out this email today:

We knew this would never be easy. We’re fighting TOOTH AND NAIL against those who wish to see America return to Obama’s failed policies.

President Trump took a hammer to all of their plans when he lent a voice to YOU – the citizens of this country – and made an UNBREAKABLE promise to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

One year later, our work is just beginning. We are fighting harder than ever for the America our forefathers sacrificed to create.”

Still and composite screen capture from the second video, above. The two videos together, separate discussions, make useful bookends for the 2018 look ahead.

The Daily Business News will keep watch, and report on what develops.

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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 Homes21st 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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