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Bank of America Small Biz Loans, Insights, Plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates

April 26th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney4.26.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsSharon Miller with Bank of America provided keen insights on small business services, their enthusiasm, concerns, and related. That will be our focus report this evening. 

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.

MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” ©

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

Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • 6 new Gmail features worth trying — and how to get them now
  • Meet the new Gmail, now with disappearing messages
  • When a robot is your co-worker
  • The US has moved on Huawei and ZTE. That doesn’t bode well for Alibaba
  • Will Amazon’s winning streak continue?
  • Goldman Sachs warns against falling in love with stock buybacks
  • Pepsi vs. Coke — the new cola wars are here
  • Domino’s delivers awesome sales and profits
  • Chipotle stock soars nearly 10%, thanks to price hikes and new stores
  • Why corporatizing feminist messages doesn’t really help women
  • One of the most powerful women at Nike shares how to run a successful team
  • How Richard Branson went from high-school dropout to billionaire entrepreneur
  • Snapchat takes another swing at Spectacles
  • Snapchat can’t catch a break
  • Oil prices could keep rising. Here’s why
  • Deutsche Bank profit plummets 79%
  • The big myth about America’s pension crisis
  • Starbucks will try to get past PR crisis by wowing Wall Street
  • Southwest bookings fall after fatal accident
  • Who loses if Trump kills the Iran deal?
  • Trump’s call to ‘Fox and Friends’ explains why we don’t hear much from him
  • Trump furious with his Justice Dept.
  • How the NFL draft went from a hotel ballroom to an all out spectacle

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

 

  • Stock markets rally on boost from technology
  • Wells Fargo under fire for retirement plan practices
  • UPS offers early retirement to managers to cut costs
  • Mortgage rates climb to highest level in four years
  • NFL draft rookie contract scale: How much players will earn
  • As usual, quarterbacks are expected to be hot commodities.
  • California gasoline tax hike repeal said to draw sufficient support for November ballot
  • Mike Pompeo owned Kansas aerospace company before political career
  • Chipotle surges as higher menu prices boost earnings
  • War for talent shakes up small business in US
  • Levi’s jeans draw New York City environmental protest
  • Subway could close up to 500 North American restaurants
  • John Kerry joining TPG’s Rise Fund
  • Apple iPhone sales suffer in China as demand sees record decline
  • Tesla problems for Elon Musk piling up

 

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

S&P 500 2,666.94 +27.54(+1.04%)

Dow 30 24,322.34 +238.51(+0.99%)

Nasdaq 7,118.68 +114.94(+1.64%)

Russell 2000 1,557.89 +7.43(+0.48%)

Crude Oil 68.19 +0.14(+0.21%)

Gold 1,318.40 -4.40(-0.33%)

Silver 16.49 -0.02(-0.10%)

EUR/USD 1.2103 -0.0059(-0.49%)

10-Yr Bond 2.99 -0.03(-1.12%)

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Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)

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 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 –

Sharon Miller talks about small business optimism, on US economy, lending, regulations and more with a panel on right-of-center Fox Business.

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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).

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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.

Your link to industry praise for our coverage, is found here.

For the examples of our kudos linked above…plus well over 1,000 positive, public comments, we say – “Thank You for your vote of confidence.”

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Black Conservative Candace Owens Reacts to Kanye West and “Ideological Civil War,” plus MH Market Updates

April 24th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney4.24.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsAs pop-culture, politics, and economics meet, a reality check is hitting America.  The nascent trend may not yet be high on many people’s radar.  But that’s why it’s worth looking at now, as the 2018 mid terms are about 6 months out.  The Kanye West/Candace Owens controversy will be out focus for tonight.

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.

MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” ©

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

Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • Google’s spending spree rattles Wall Street
  • Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass will join Richard Quest on ‘Markets Now’
  • 10-year Treasury yield hits 3% for first time since 2014
  • Naked butts, crime confessions and bullying: What Facebook won’t let you post
  • Here’s a retailer opening brick-and-mortar stores
  • GE pressured to fire auditor after 109 years
  • Home prices are on an epic run
  • Diet Coke’s new flavors are a big hit
  • Cheap wine is about to get a lot more expensive
  • Seattle’s proposed tax to fight homelessness may hit Amazon hardest
  • French billionaire detained by police
  • Who loses if Trump ditches Iran deal?
  • Chicago Tribune staffers overwhelmingly back union
  • Uber CEO on diversity report: We need to improve ‘across the board’
  • Spotify revamps app for non-paying users
  • Google had a monster quarter
  • Amazon now delivers to the trunk of your car
  • We got an Amazon package delivered to our trunk
  • Facebook reveals rules on taking down controversial posts
  • Billionaire investor: It’s time to short Facebook
  • Uber faces a new threat in Mexico
  • YouTube took down more than 8 million videos in 3 months
  • Women could boost Asian economies by $4.5 trillion
  • The EU has one week to avoid a trade fight with the US

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Dow tumbles more than 400 points
  • Caterpillar tumbles as ‘high-water mark’ cited by CFO
  • United Airlines CEO takes big pay cut, chairman leaves
  • Rand Paul to force Senate vote on budget-slashing bill
  • Brooks Brothers at 200: Lincoln, San Juan Hill, 9/11 and Trump
  • After tax overhaul, mortgage interest deductions seen plummeting
  • FDA cracks down on Juul, e-cig sales to minors
  • Consumer confidence rebounds: Prelude to another market rally?
  • Retail renaissance? These companies are opening new locations
  • JetBlue to sell tickets for semi-private flights
  • Strong earnings season: Why aren’t stocks benefiting?
  • Express Scripts’ plan to change drug pricing dynamic
  • Andy Puzder: Why America’s CEOs must speak out
  • Yahoo is fined tens of millions for failing to disclose data breach

 

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

S&P 500 2,634.56 -35.73(-1.34%)

Dow 30 24,024.13 -424.56(-1.74%)

Nasdaq 7,007.35 -121.25(-1.70%)

Russell 2000 1,553.31 -8.84(-0.56%)

Crude Oil 67.86 -0.78(-1.14%)

Gold 1,332.80 +8.80(+0.66%)

Silver 16.70 +0.12(+0.71%)

EUR/USD 1.2234 +0.0026(+0.21%)

10-Yr Bond 2.95 +0.04(+1.27%)

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Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)

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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 –

Last week, we noted that black billionaire Robert Johnson refused to be bullied by left-of-center CNBC panelists into disrespecting President Trump and his agenda.  Johnson pointed to the positive results that the Trump agenda are providing to the nation, including blacks and other minorities.

More recently, performance artists Kanye West tweeted his support for Candace Owen, who says she was a liberal two years ago, and today is pro-Trump and a self-described conservative.  She’s “evolved.”

It is way too soon to make predictions about the midterms, and what impact they will have on American business. It ought to be seen as tragic that who holds the congress and White House can have so much impact on American business and the economy, but there it is. That’s reality in 2018.  The right or wrong headlines sends the markets rising or failing, in spite of overall good economic news.


So, issues like the outcome of the 2018 midterms are indeed important.  It is entirely possible that voices like West’s, Owens’ and Johnson’s could signal a new coalition in America. If so, then don’t buy too deeply into the narrative that the president’s party has no chance. 

It’s a jump ball, and one side will outhustle – or not – the other.

 

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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).

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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.

Your link to industry praise for our coverage, is found here.

For the examples of our kudos linked above…plus well over 1,000 positive, public comments, we say – “Thank You for your vote of confidence.”

We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis and commentary.)

(Image credits and information are as shown above, and when provided by third parties, are shared under fair use guidelines.)

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Largest 50 Manufactured Home Community Operations, per Manufactured Housing Institute, Analysis

April 24th, 2018 No comments

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Sun Communities of Southfield, Michigan, took the top spot with 83,294 home sites under management, followed by Equity LifeStyle Properties of Chicago with 73,700 home sites, RHP Properties of Farmington Hills, Michigan, with 60,163 sites, YES! Communities of Denver with 47,278 sites and MHP Funds of Cedaredge, Colorado, with 31,652 sites.” said the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) National Communities Council (NCC) release to the Daily Business News.

 

These 50 organizations have a total of more than 693,000 home sites with portfolios ranging in size from more than 80,000 sites to just under 3,000,”said the NCC’s statement.

The prior 2017 list was faulted by MHI/NCC members as double-counting some sites listed by RHP and Brookfield Asset Management, then shown as #3 and #5, respectively.

The NCC serves its members by being an effective advocate before public policy makers, the media and the general public,” is another standard line that has drawn the ire of members, who have told MHProNews that MHI (and by implication, the NCC) is “irrelevant” – ineffective at their own agenda – or fails to defend the industry’s members from flawed media reports.

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MHP Funds, currently #5, is a tandem of well known partners/investors headlined by Frank Rolfe and Dave Reynolds.  While Rolfe has ‘gone quiet’ on critics of MHI late last year, he has not walked back his stinging criticism of MHI in failing to defend the industry, harming all of those in the business.

 

Bob Crawford, president of award winning Dick Moore Housing, which sold its last community fairly recently, has given MHI a “5 out of 10” – a failing grade – in its lobbying efforts.


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Jenny Hodge photo credit, MHI/NCC.

Jenny Hodge is a talented, well liked and respected member of the MHI team. At one point, she was seen by some as the heir apparent to the “floundering” or worse view held by some regarding their president, Richard “Dick” Jennison.

Jennison has since, say sources, gained the upper hand in the Arlington inner-office struggles.

Hodge’s release said, “With the tens of thousands of communities, we are trying to responsibly identify with this list who the up and coming operators are as we see signs of continued consolidation as the industry evolves into a more mature phase,” said Jenny Hodge, Vice President of Research and Market Analysis for MHI, according to their release.

Hodge added, “We are seeing more interest in manufactured housing from large institutional investors and smaller independent developers as well as individuals who want to live in high-quality affordable housing.”

Each of these statements by Hodge is upon considered examination, accurate.

What her first point obliquely underscore is part of the reason for MHI’s existence, which is to foster consolidation, according to a number of their critics. Thus the spreading nick-name for MHI, “the Monopolistic Housing Institute,” which the “I want them all for myself” statement by Nathan Smith nurtured.  Smith is the former MHI Chairman, a prominent Democratic operative, a NCC member, and a partner in SSK Communities.

 

 

MHProNews & MHI – Who is Telling it Like It Is?

It is natural to believe that your side, whichever side that may be, is the ‘right side.’

That said, it is important to note that MHProNews’ publisher has for over a year offered to publicly meet and debate the issues, concerns, and topics raised by MHProNews and/or MHLivingNews.  MHI has ducked, dodged, detracted and declined to accept the invite.

One must ask, why?

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The MHI statistics are a mix of accurate and inaccurate. This year’s list appears to be clean and controversy free. The same can’t be said about the statistics that claim there are some 38,000 communities.  Their own members dispute that number, and that goes to the heart of what’s wrong with MHI, or NCC.

Frank Rolfe, Dave Reynolds, George Allen, Manufactured Home Community Controversy Continues

This isn’t a critique of Jenny Hodge, who is following orders.”  It is a critique of those who are seen as manipulating and “weaponizing” data and messages to their members.

If they had a good come-back, why don’t they present it?

Rather, they dodge those concerns by what a long-time MHI member told MHProNews is “Razzle Dazzle.” While his example was on a different topic, the principle is the same.

“Razzle Dazzle,” Says Former Manufactured Housing Institute Member

There are concerns by some that HUD Secretary Carson might, might by intent or not, give MHI an apparent win, when there is nothing that MHI has arguably done save keep the industry’s growth at lower levels, by failing to accomplish their own claimed agenda. For more details, the related reports will dot i’s and cross t’s that have as of this writing, gone unanswered by MHI, and which their surrogates have used only “razzle dazzle,” hoping to distract people with smoke and mirrors.

It’s a great industry, with numbers of very fine professionals, but some are holding up the industry from within, as Frank Rolfe and others have said.  “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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Manufactured Housing – Regulatory, Other Roadblocks and Potential Solutions, Up for Growth Research, plus Urban Institute Report Revisited

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Clayton Homes’ “Robots” – Automation’s Role in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway’s “Durable Competitive Advantage” in Manufactured Housing

April 24th, 2018 No comments

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The opportunity to change our industry’s image is tremendous today.  There’s never been a better time to change it,” says Keith Holdbrooks, President of Clayton Building Group, in a carefully crafted video, posted further below.

 

Robotics and automation are playing a role in that image and the Clayton reality, as will be revealed in this report.

In a release to the Daily Business News, Clayton identified themselves as “a national home builder and Manufactured Housing Institute’s 2017 Manufacturer of the Year…”

Besides changing the “industry’s image,” what Clayton is striving to do is carefully advancing their own image too.

As MHProNews has previously reported, Warren Buffett’s “the Moat” strategy promote the concept of a “durable competitive advantage.”  Readers can finish this column, and later circle back to the in-depth look at Buffett’s thoughts on the issue linked below, or in the Related Reports at the end. Those reveal what Kevin Clayton, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway owned Clayton Homes, has said for years about how to get and keep a durable competitive advantage by using and expanding Buffett’s principle of “the Moat.”

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Robots and Automation

The soft musical undertones in the video are part of that image crafting, for which Clayton has hired a branding team.  Clayton previously told the Daily Business News via a release that “Clayton Homes has selected Made Movement (Made) to handle strategy, digital experience design and advertising for the brand.” The “Have it Made” campaign, some observers say, promotes the Made agency, as well as Clayton.

Clayton’s recent acquisition of yet another site builder – Brohn Homes of Austin, one of Texas’ largest privately-owned homebuilders – are all part of their drive to “world domination,” as Builder put it, in two different articles.

The key to Clayton’s tech, robotics and automation-fueled offsite-site build business-model bid for world domination of lower-priced new homes,” said Builder, a statement that Clayton’s social media page endorsed by posting it.

 

“World Domination”

About five years ago, leadership called on us to do what it took to make [Berkshire Hathaway unit] Clayton a world class company,” says Rick Boyd, director of operations, working out of the enterprise’s Maryville, Tenn.-based headquarters. “We didn’t know what that was. So we had to define what that meant, and that process gave us three pillars of priority: team member experience, customer experience, and leadership.”

It is interesting to note that in their release, Clayton cited Starbucks and Google as their examples of companies to study and emulate.

Google is drawing fire for being monopolistic, if they’re not already an outright monopoly. Those are the positions governmental actions in Europe and the U.S., as well as civil litigation, are underscoring.  And although Starbuck’s has a history promoting inclusiveness, their president recently publicly apologized for racially insensitive actions at one of his stores. Sound familiar?

Starbucks, Google and Berkshire’s Clayton each arguably have their own moats, in their respective spaces.

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Velvet Monopoly?

While the have it made people are crafting one image, another is emerging too, across the left-right media and political divide.

That image is of Warren Buffett being portrayed by some as the creator of a new forms of ‘company stores’ and ‘company towns.’  In those Buffett towns, Berkshire is:

  • earning a few cents a day per households from the sale of Heinz ketchup – with millions of families using their products daily,
  • earns a thousand (+/-) dollars or more annually from millions of GEICO policy holders,
  • wants you to stop at Dairy Queen for Fan Food ®,
  • buy your sweet heart some See’s Candies,
  • and hopes to sell you a home – either through their real estate division, or from their growing footprint of conventional or factory-built homes.

Beneath that velvet glove image they are grooming at Clayton, is another story.  It is told by retailers like “Kevin Carroll, former owner of a Clayton-affiliated dealership in Indiana, as saying that if he steered customers to a Clayton lender, he got “a kickback” in the form of a discount on his business loans. Carroll later went out of business and sued Clayton for fraud, but the case was dismissed,” per Omaha, a Berkshire owned business.

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Warren Buffett, say critics, is building a new type of “company town.” Like the proverbial slow boiling of the frog in a pot of water, the placid pace nevertheless has an impact over time. Clayton has gone from an large also ran in 2002, prior to Buffett’s takeover in 2003, to some 50 percent of the industry by 2018. Monopoly?

It was part of a response to the controversial Seattle Times reports about Clayton, which opponents of the Clayton/Berkshire/MHI backed Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act used to give a black eye to the essentially the entire industry.

A competitor – a non-MHARR member, that is a MHI member builder – tells MHProNews that Clayton is poised to do even more with robotics.

Because of the new tax law, that senior executive says, Berkshire can pump more money into Clayton.   Indeed, “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act recently signed into law by the President includes multiple provisions increasing depreciation,’ says KTLIP. And if that HUD Code builder executive is correct, putting more into automation and robotics could more rapidly be expensed.

The result?

A new kind of durable “moat” competitive advantage will be gained by Clayton over their competitors over time.  Velvet gloves, tossing sharks into the moat’s water, that’s the image that Buffett himself has arguably painted, in his own words.

 

 

Will Trump Administration Reforms Fuel More Completion?

But the new tax law and regulatory roll back will work in more than one way.

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If there is a change in the makeup of the House and/or Senate after the 2018 midterms, will Democrat Buffett benefit anew?  Will his hand-picked politicos once again promote heavier regulations?

As MHProNews has reported, a long time MHI member told the Daily Business News that Clayton and the other big companies have ‘figured out how to get smaller companies to pay for what they want, using the Manufactured Housing Institute.’

That too fits the use of non-profits by Berkshire and Clayton.

Berkshire’s Clayton benefits during heavy or lighter regulations.  Are they lifting the industry, as Clayton and their incentivized apologists and paid promoters say?  Or are they slowly killing off competitors, via their slow-motion, sharks-in-their-moat strategy dictates?

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Warren Buffett has said he won’t attack the president. But Buffett has surrogates. Buffett’s son has sought to undermine President Trump, as have others in the Berkshire orbit. Clayton issued a recent press release that claims to support the president’s agenda. But are Kevin, Keith, Tim Williams/21st Mortgage, or Eric Hamilton at VMF – all Berkshire brands – going to go against Buffett’s public positions?

These are questions that Trump Administration officials will have to answer as they examine concerns over monopoly that are being raised about Berkshire’s manufactured housing (MH) brands, with concerns from voices inside and outside of the MH Industry.

Independent producers, retailers, communities, lenders and others in the factory-built home industry will have to answer these questions about the growing Clayton/Berkshire moat too.

What is certain is that Clayton’s market share has been growing.  Yet, per prior reporting, their own percentage of growth in sales year over year is at a slower pace than the industry at large. Is that a kind of indirect proof that their marketing isn’t working quite as planned?  Are they a beatable monopoly?

l_a_tony_kovach__mhlivingnews__creditThere is evidence that suggests that the HUD Code manufactured home industry needs more than great videos, pretty websites, advertorials, and overly-crafted messages,” says award winning industry veteran, L.A. “Tony” Kovach. “Clayton’s videos collectively have millions of views, and they have millions of visits to their website, per sources.  Yet, the Berkshire annual letter says they only sold some 49,000 homes in 2017? There’s a clear disconnect, and that’s one more data point that the MH industry needs to sit up and take notice about.”

Kovach says the need is to get to the root issues that keep the industry from advancing. While MHI promotes Berkshire’s desires, are they ignoring – or undermining – the kind of work that has proven effective in local markets?

Are They Among the Best Advocates for Manufactured Housing and Manufactured Home Living?

As the affordable housing crisis rages, manufactured housing may top 100,000 new home shipments in 2018. When 8.3 million housing units are needed now, isn’t 100,000 homes a big yawn?  “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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Manufactured Housing – Regulatory, Other Roadblocks and Potential Solutions, Up for Growth Research, plus Urban Institute Report Revisited

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Hold Your Wallet, More Democrats Openly Embrace Socialism, Plus MH Market Updates

April 23rd, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney4.23.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsThe numbers and slogans are clear.  As the midterms approach, more Democrats are openly claiming the mantle of socialism.  As the economic data keeps rising, why?  That’s our focus report this evening.

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.

MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” ©

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

Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • Billionaire investor: It’s time to short Facebook
  • Aluminum stocks fall as US considers easing sanctions on Russian company
  • Kate and William can afford 3 kids. Many Brits cannot
  • Why everyone is stressing about the 10-year Treasury yield
  • Analysis: A tale of two Hannitys
  • Walmart’s CEO earns 1,188 times as much as the company’s median worker
  • Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was paid $24 million last year
  • Korean Air ousts ‘nut rage’ heiress and her sister
  • Chinese tech firms under fire for sexist job ads
  • This vegetarian company wants to disrupt China’s pork industry
  • Social Security, Medicare and taxes are on the mind of Arizona’s senior voters
  • Why a 20% raise isn’t enough for Arizona teachers
  • Beyond yes or no: Judge Richard Leon’s options in the AT&T antitrust case
  • Accenture CEO: We seek total gender equality by 2025
  • China ‘welcomes’ Mnuchin’s offer to hold trade talks in Beijing
  • No retirement savings and nearly out of time? Here’s how to compensate
  • McLaren 720S: It doesn’t get any more sports car than this
  • How major companies handle and botch public relations crises
  • How major companies handle and botch public relations crises
  • How these hurricane-ravaged states have avoided a housing disaster — so far
  • Report: Sean Hannity received HUD help on multimillion dollar property deals
  • Denver’s mayor sticks up for local paper: ‘It’s important for democracy’
  • Watch President Trump repeat Fox News talking points
  • Local newspapers fear tariffs could cripple them
  • DACA students fear tuition ruling will force them to drop out of college
  • Surging oil prices rattle President Trump
  • Is MoviePass too good to be true?
  • ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ assembling for possible historic box office
  • From witness stand, AT&T chief details new $15-a-month streaming service

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Alcoa stock has worst day in nine years on Russian rival’s reprieve
  • Dow slips with technology shares prior to earnings
  • Caterpillar earnings may spotlight conditions in China
  • Apple’s Shazam deal on hold as EU opens investigation
  • Harley-Davidson to give free motorcycles to summer interns
  • Amazon limits reviews of James Comey book ‘A Higher Loyalty’
  • Amazon, Netflix team up to sue rival streaming service
  • Wyoming governor hopeful pledges to draw on business experience
  • JetBlue to sell tickets for semi-private flights
  • GM Korea avoids bankruptcy with tentative wage deal
  • Sears CEO Eddie Lampert wants retailer to dump more key assets
  • Hasbro blames Toys ‘R’ Us as sales sink
  • Trump’s next $100 billion tariff dilemma: hit Walmart or Apple Store?
  • Kate, wife of UK’s Prince William, gives birth

 

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

S&P 500 2,670.29 +0.15(+0.01%)

Dow 30 24,448.69 -14.25(-0.06%)

Nasdaq 7,128.60 -17.52(-0.25%)

Russell 2000 1,562.12 -2.00(-0.13%)

Crude Oil 68.91 +0.51(+0.75%)

Gold 1,326.10 -12.20(-0.91%)

Silver 16.60 -0.56(-3.25%)

EUR/USD 1.2207 -0.0079(-0.63%)

10-Yr Bond 2.95 +0.04(+1.27%)

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Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)

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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 –

Democratic strategist Jon Summers and Deseret News opinion editor Boyd Matheson discuss why the Democratic Socialists of America group has seen a drastic increase in members since President Trump’s election,” says Fox Business’ YouTube page for this video.

Summers and Matheson seem to agree that many millennials don’t really understand what a socialist is, tragic, if true.

Matheson is the former chief of staff for Senator Mike Lee (R-UT).

The Daily Business News took an in depth look at this emerging trend in December, in the report linked below.

“Death by Government,” Fascism, Communism, Socialism, ‘Big Brother,’ per Williams, Rummel and Owens

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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).

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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.

Your link to industry praise for our coverage, is found here.

For the examples of our kudos linked above…plus well over 1,000 positive, public comments, we say – “Thank You for your vote of confidence.”

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News 4.15.2018 to 4.22.2018

April 22nd, 2018 No comments

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”

– Charles Dickens, in a Tale of Two Cities.

 

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

― George Orwell, in 1984.

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Why is there so much struggle to “control the narrative” in media, politics, business, etc.?  It could be summed up in the two quotes above.

If ever there was a need for objective thinking, careful reasoning, and then precise action based upon facts not myths – this is certainly one of those time.  Let’s dive into this week’s headlines in review.

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews

 

Affordable Housing Focus Group – Comparing Housing Options – Conventional Houses, Condo, Rentals, and Manufactured Homes – Up for Growth, National Association of Realtor, Studies

 

The Ultimate Manufactured Home Industry Fact$, Data, and Insights – Bullets plus at-a-Glance Infographic

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News

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Saturday 4.21.2018


“Dissent, Brought by Monopolists,” Bezos, Warren Buffett, Big Tech, the Moat and Clayton Homes

Friday 4.20.2018

Legal Maneuvers Continuing in Skyline Corp, Champion Homebuilders Merger Case

DNC Files Suit Against Trump Campaign, Russia, and WikiLeaks, Plus MH Market Updates

 

Are They Among the Best Advocates for Manufactured Housing and Manufactured Home Living?

Are They Among the Best Advocates for Manufactured Housing and Manufactured Home Living?

Housing Price Surge, Low Inventories, Housing Shoppers Stressed – Where’s Manufactured Housing?

 

 

Thursday 4.19.2018

 

U.S. Housing Trends and Manufactured Housing, Investor Data

U.S. Housing Trends and Manufactured Housing, Investor Data

Economic Confidence, But Concerns About Housing Signals, Plus MH Market Updates

 

Recent Polling Favors President Trump, Generic Ballot Sliding toward GOP, Manufactured Home Industry Implications?

HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in March 2018

HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in March 2018

 

Wednesday 4.18.2018

Troubled MH Communities Harming Manufactured Home Owners, Industry

Consumer Confidence, Manufactured Home Sales, Plus MH Market Updates

 

“No Nails, No Glue,” Architect Creates ‘IMBY’ Flat Pack PreFab

“No Nails, No Glue,” Architect Creates ‘IMBY’ Flat Pack PreFab

Who Will Google and YouTube Silence Next?

 

 

Tuesday 4.17.2018

NY Stern University’s Scott Galloway on Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Capitol Hill Hearings

On Tax Day, Debate – Is Taxation Moral or a Form of Theft? – Plus MH Market Updates

Manufactured Housing – Regulatory, Other Roadblocks and Potential Solutions, Up for Growth Research, plus Urban Institute Report Revisited

Manufactured Housing – Regulatory, Other Roadblocks and Potential Solutions, Up for Growth Research, plus Urban Institute Report Revisited

Hawaii’s First “Trailer Park” on Oahu – Civil Beat’s Report Draws Heat

Hawaii’s First “Trailer Park” on Oahu – Civil Beat’s Report Draws Heat

 

Monday 4.16.2018

Within an Ongoing Wave of Routinely Problematic Media Reports, What Do Actual Manufactured Home Owners Say?

Stocks Rally on Economic, Earnings, and Geo-Political News – Plus MH Market Updates

“Silver Bullet,” Manufactured Housing’s Monday Morning Sales Meeting

“Silver Bullet,” Manufactured Housing’s Monday Morning Sales Meeting

Emerging Trends, Opportunities, Reflected in Interview with America’s First Black Billionaire, Robert Johnson

Sunday 4.15.2018

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News 4.8.2018 to 4.15.2018

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News 4.8.2018 to 4.15.2018

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DNC Files Suit Against Trump Campaign, Russia, and WikiLeaks, Plus MH Market Updates

April 20th, 2018 No comments

4.20.2018DailyBusinessNewsManufacturedHousingConnectedMarketReportsBloombergMHProNews-2The markets have been responding as much or more to politics and transnational fears – trade, combat, threats of nukes, etc. – in 2018 than they have to actual economic, business or consumer confidence, and related  data.

After almost a year of special counsel Robert Muller’s probe of ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ and the Trump Campaign, and about 18 months of known federal investigations that began before the election. Those have yielded – NYET – with respect to any connection betwee the president and any electoral wrongdoing. Nevertheless, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) launched a civil suit today. So, with videos from both sides of the political aisle, that will be our focus for tonight.

 

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, beyond the 9 market summaries, below.

 

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.

MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” ©

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

Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • GM Korea on verge of filing for bankruptcy
  • Surging oil prices rattle President Trump
  • ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ assembling for possible historic box office
  • Why a 20% raise isn’t enough for Arizona teachers
  • Quest: Starbucks is an example of crisis response done right
  • From witness stand, AT&T chief details new $15-a-month streaming service
  • Every Bon-Ton department store is closing
  • China trash ban is a global recycling wake up call
  • China refuses to recycle more of the world’s trash
  • Apple sinks on fears of slowing iPhone sales
  • Self-driving cars. Scooters. The future of commuting to work is here
  • Can $1 billion help low-income Americans find jobs?
  • Wells Fargo fined $1 billion for insurance and mortgage abuses
  • SunTrust employee may have tried to steal data from 1.5 million customers
  • Comey writes in memo he laughed after Trump floated the idea of jailing journalists
  • Top auto boss: Global carmakers unlikely to go it alone in China
  • China’s ZTE fires back over US ban: ‘We cannot accept it’
  • YouTube ran ads from hundreds of brands on extremist channels
  • Watch this robot put together an IKEA chair
  • Takeda sweetens $60 billion Shire pitch as rival bows out
  • How fruit juice got boxed out of the health craze

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Mueller team said to be amused as Giuliani pledges to end Russia probe
  • Stocks close lower as Apple sell-off hits Dow
  • Wells Fargo slapped with $1B fine for lending abuses
  • Sorghum ships change course mid-trip after China tariffs
  • Presidential tweet dents rally in crude oil prices
  • Mickey Mantle rookie card fetches near-record $2.88M at auction
  • Former NFL offensive lineman Evan Mathis reaps windfall.
  • Southwest plane accident engine maker issuing new inspection guidelines
  • As Wells Fargo fined $1B, Mulvaney says ‘I have too much authority’
  • SEC advances new broker standards: What you need to know
  • IMF’s Lagarde says global trade marked by lack of trust
  • Criminals using Facebook to sell stolen credit cards, personal information: The Times
  • Oil demand, OPEC create ‘perfect recipe’ for higher prices: Fmr. Shell Oil president
  • Food stamp work requirement in bill is common sense: House Republican
  • Kushner Cos. subpoenaed over rent-control paperwork
  • SunTrust reports data of 1.5M customers possibly stolen by ex-worker

 

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

S&P 500 2,670.14 -22.99(-0.85%)

Dow 30 24,462.94 -201.95(-0.82%)

Nasdaq 7,146.13 -91.93(-1.27%)

Russell 2000 1,564.12 -9.69(-0.62%)

Crude Oil 68.26 -0.03(-0.04%)

Gold 1,337.60 -11.20(-0.83%)

Silver 17.11 -0.12(-0.72%)

EUR/USD 1.23 -0.01(-0.50%)

10-Yr Bond 2.95 +0.04(+1.27%)

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Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)

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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 –

Before we get into what the talk-heads on each side of the left-right media divide have to say, let’s make the Daily Business News perspective simple.  This DNC move can be about one or more of the following: fund-raising, energizing their base, distraction, a way to depose people (if this Democratic case isn’t squashed by a judge), and may be a tacit admission that the Mueller probe has yielded nothing to date.

Bottom line, strategy and tactics. That said, Fox Business, CNBC and Cavuto videos follow with their unique takes on what this means.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on the Democratic National Committee’s lawsuit against the Russian government, WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign.

CNBC

Cavuto DNC Suit

Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on the DNC lawsuit over the 2016 presidential race and reports former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is considering suing the Trump administration for defamation.

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Still from Fox Business video, posted above.

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).

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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.

Your link to some industry praise for our coverage, is found here.

For the examples of our kudos linked above…plus well over 1,000 positive, public comments, we say – “Thank You for your vote of confidence.”

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Are They Among the Best Advocates for Manufactured Housing and Manufactured Home Living?

April 20th, 2018 No comments

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It should be patently obvious that among the best possible sources for information on manufactured home living are consumers.

 

Unfortunately, as the Daily Business News has documented for years, the news stories found in much of the mainstream media routinely sees a negative tilt to manufactured housing, often incorrectly called trailer houses,” “trailer parks,” and “mobile homes” by reporters.  Sadly, not many in media use the correct term of manufactured home, when the factory built home as constructed after June 15, 1976 to the HUD Code standards.

The affordable housing is such a huge issue that a Google search today yielded 104 million search results.

Among the reasons why the work of pro-industry trade media can be irreplaceable are found in the two screen captures shown below.

Do the Google searches shown, and you’ll see the results as noted.  By the way, click the image and you’ll Part II of our Affordable Housing Focus Group and the related video.

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To see Part 2 of our Affordable Housing Focus Group video and report on MHLivingNews, click here or above.

There are many things that must take place for manufactured housing to achieve its potential. Among them?  The industry must get to the root issues that keep the industry from producing and selling hundreds of thousands of new homes.

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To see Part 2 of our Affordable Housing Focus Group video and report on MHLivingNews, click here or above.

The independence, fact-based and authentic stories and quotes are what makes MHLivingNews and MHProNews useful for the industry.

Similarly, the ability of MHProNews of holding those outside and inside of the industry to accountability for accuracy matters to discerning readers.

Examples:

 

Weather Expert’s Surprising, Bombshell Statement on Tornado Deaths and Affordable Manufactured Homes

 

Researchers Shake Up American Dream? Rent vs. Buy, Ken Johnson, Florida Atlantic University, Exclusive to ManufacturedHomeLivingNews

 

Correcting the Record on Housing Affordability, Manufactured Home Shoppers, & MHI

Make no mistake, this can’t be done solo, it is always done in conjunction with and thanks to the support of clients and sponsors of MHProNews and MHLivingNews.

This is an important part of how the industry can advance from low levels, to robust levels. It should be obvious that with shipments in 2017 under 100,000 when RVs are outselling manufactured homes by more than 5 to 1, that something must be done differently.  What’s happened for the last 5, 10 or even 15 years is proven not to work by shipment statistics.

Google’s results – shown above – are an indicator of how this can and does, work.  What’s necessary, is to scale the proven results.  Positive stories must be done on MHLivingNews several times a week.  Debunking negative stores must be done within hours or days, whenever possible. That must happen routinely.  Pretty photos, cool websites, 3D tours, and wonderful videos are fine.  But if they were the solution to the industry’s needs, manufactured homes would be selling well north of 500,000 new homes a year.

Bad news must be supplanted and challenged by the truth and good news.  See the related reports, below.  ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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“Silver Bullet,” Manufactured Housing’s Monday Morning Sales Meeting

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U.S. Housing Trends and Manufactured Housing, Investor Data

April 19th, 2018 No comments

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Publicly traded companies often prepare graphically rich, and insight laden information in their investor relations (IR) presentations.

 

This snapshot here is from UMH Properties (UMH) latest IR presentation.

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UMH is one of the largest community operators in the U.S. They are identified as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in the manufactured home community (MHC) space.

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UMH also operate some retail centers, which their president Sam Landy, JD, mentions as underperforming in video interviews conducted last year. Those videos with their CEO are linked below.

UMHPropertiesCompanyGrowthChartManufacturedHomeCommunitiesIndustryInvestorRelationsDataDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsUMHPropertiesBalanceSheetMetricsChartManufacturedHomeCommunitiesIndustryInvestorRelationsDataDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsTheir latest presentation presents some information that is intended to highlight the opportunities and appeal of manufactured homes in the current economic and housing climate.

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UMH’s presentation naturally provides reasons why they believe that they’re particularly well suited for an investor to consider.

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It should be noted, as a disclosure, that the Daily Business News’ parent company and owners hold no stock in any manufactured home operation.

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There is steady growth in recovery of the industry, as the charts below reflects.

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Credits, MHI, Cavco.

But the realities about manufactured housing indeed should reveal reasons why the industry ought to be roaring.

“Trailer House Trauma,” Fresh Look at Manufactured Housing’s Opportunities

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RVs are outselling manufactured homes by some 5 to 1. Yet, even the lowest cost towable RVs are costlier per square foot than a typical manufactured home.  RVs are a luxury item for most, while manufactured homes are a permanent housing option.

Manufactured Housing – Regulatory, Other Roadblocks and Potential Solutions, Up for Growth Research, plus Urban Institute Report Revisited

The new 2018 Up for Growth study reveals just a great the need is for new homes. For more on that, and the realities of why manufactured housing has not yet robustly tapped those new home sales opportunities, click the related report, linked above. ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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Related Reports:

Sun Communities Annual Data and Manufactured Housing Industry Investor Presentation Highlights

Investors’ View of Manufactured Housing Industry Production & Retail – Cavco Industries (CVCO)

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Economic Confidence, But Concerns About Housing Signals, Plus MH Market Updates

April 19th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney4.19.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsWall Street Journal (WSJ) Global Economics Editor Jon Hilsenrath is featured in today’s video on what’s behind rising bond yields, thoughts on economic confidence, and observations about the housing market.

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.

 

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.

MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” ©

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

Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • Will GE uncover more ‘skeletons’?
  • Amazon and Jeff Bezos are on top of the world
  • Ex-Cambridge Analytica exec: We had access to Breitbart data
  • Crypto company’s stock plunges on SEC probe
  • Karl Marx €0 bills are red hot
  • Men say they were arrested within minutes after arriving at Starbucks
  • Fed official: It’s too early to ease post-crisis rules on US banks
  • The next mega merger could be a $60 billion drug deal
  • China is holding up a $44 billion US tech deal
  • Most investors think 2018 is the peak year for stocks
  • When student loan forgiveness plans might not be worth it
  • 5 ways to afford your first home
  • Watch this robot assemble an IKEA chair in minutes
  • Meet the robot who can put together an IKEA chair
  • Tory Burch: ‘Businesses can do well by doing good’
  • Tesla is being investigated for workplace safety
  • Bed Bath & Beyond is in serious trouble
  • Big banks are minting money right now
  • ‘A new era’: Wynn Resorts appoints 3 women to its board
  • How companies silence women at work
  • Senate moves to repeal Obama-era car loan rule
  • Saudi Arabia ends its movie theater ban with ‘Black Panther’
  • Starbucks has a bold plan to address racial bias. Will it work?

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Dow pares drop on report Trump not part of Russia probe
  • Oil near late-2014 highs as Saudi backs higher prices
  • Surging gas prices unlikely to dent SUV boom
  • Global debt surges to record high, IMF says
  • Tax Day 2019: Why you should start prepping now
  • Puerto Rico can’t afford infrastructure fix: economist
  • ‘Fearless Girl’ to find new Wall Street home near NYSE
  • Trump-Amazon feud unrelated to postal audit: Mnuchin
  • Wynn Resorts adds 3 female directors to board amid sexual assault claims
  • Former Apple publicist: Kiss your privacy goodbye
  • Nike’s executive exodus continues
  • Bed Bath & Beyond nears junk status as competitive position erodes: S&P
  • Finland dropping universal basic income test program: Report
  • Best and worst stocks to buy right now

 

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

S&P 500 2,693.13 -15.51(-0.57%)

Dow 30 24,664.89 -83.18(-0.34%)

Nasdaq 7,238.06-57.18(-0.78%)

Russell 2000 1,573.81 -9.75(-0.62%)

Crude Oil 68.21 -0.26(-0.38%)

Gold 1,348.10 -5.40(-0.40%)

Silver 17.26 +0.01(+0.07%)

EUR/USD 1.235 -0.0028(-0.22%)

10-Yr Bond 2.91 +0.05(+1.64%)

 9MarketIndicatorsYahooFinance4.19.2018DailyBusinessNeawsManufacturedHousingIndustryStocksMarketsReportsDataMHProNews

 

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 –

The WSJ’s Global Economics Editor Jon Hilsenrath discusses the tension between the rising bond rates, movement in oil, and concerns over what rates will do to the housing market.

 

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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).

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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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