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NAFTA Replaced by HAFTA? Plus, Manufactured Housing Market Updates

September 27th, 2018

CNNmoney9.27.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsMillions of Americans have been tuned into the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing this afternoon, which at this time are still ongoing.  The Mel Watt/FHFA hearing will be covered another time too.  Markets closed up, and NAFTA vs. HAFTA was one of those hot topics.  That will be our focus for this evening.

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.

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Select bullets from CNN Money…

  • How Fox News is covering Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony
  • Cadillac is moving its headquarters back to Michigan
  • So much for September being bad for stocks
  • Bed Bath & Beyond plunges on awful sales. Stock at 18-year low
  • Australia’s most expensive property has just been sold
  • The companies behind bitcoin are trying to go public at a really bad time
  • McDonald’s removing artificial additives from its burgers
  • Google finally admits ‘Project Dragonfly’ is in the works
  • How do you know you’re really ready to retire early?
  • Federal Reserve hikes rates for the third time this year
  • Trump is ‘not happy’ with the Fed for raising interest rates
  • Uber to pay record $148 million over data breach
  • It’s getting a lot harder for global brands to win in China
  • John Carreyrou: Theranos’ scandal is a cautionary tale
  • Fox and Disney agree to sell Sky stake to Comcast
  • Nike shows that its business isn’t just Colin Kaepernick
  • Time is running out for Sears, CEO Eddie Lampert warns
  • Why struggling Sears is selling off its brands
  • CBS has a new ‘interim chairman’
  • AT&T unveils new advertising business
  • Facebook is responsible for Instagram now. It better not mess it up
  • Michael Kors is buying Versace for $2 billion
  • Dunkin’ Donuts is officially dropping ‘Donuts’
  • Tinder is giving women more control in India
  • Goldman Sachs is joining Instagram
  • Twitter wants to crack down on ‘dehumanizing language’
  • How Amazon plans to battle Walmart in India
  • 3 reasons to retire as early as you can
  • Appeals court: Uber can prevent drivers from banding together as a class

Select Bullets from Fox Business


  • WhatsApp co-founder: I’m a ‘sellout’ for $22B Facebook deal
  • Japan dodges US auto tariffs, for now, as Trump and Abe agree on trade talks
  • How the Fed’s interest rate hikes impact consumers
  • Kavanaugh, Ford hearing LIVE coverage
  • What Amazon, Google, Facebook can learn from GE’s demise
  • Cadillac moving HQ back to Detroit
  • America’s seniors are refusing to retire
  • Wages may be stronger than workers think
  • Ford, Walmart vs. Fed: Trump tariff debate
  • Has the housing market passed its peak?
  • Trump worried Kavanaugh accusations will impede federal judge hiring
  • These ‘soft skills’ can land you a job
  • Chase unveils feature to immediately lock credit cards
  • Durable goods orders hit six-month high
  • Weekly jobless claims rise to 214,000
  • America’s GDP advances by 4.2% in 2Q
  • Former McDonald’s CEO plans to ‘live forever’ by eating fast food every day
  • Bed Bath & Beyond shares plunge as customers turn to other options
  • Forget 90210. These are now the hottest zip codes in America
  • Nike considered cutting Colin Kaepernick before launching new ads: report

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 –


At President Donald J. Trump’s press conference last night, he publicly expressed his frustration with Canada, and make it clear he’s close to moving on with Mexico alone.  He praised the deal made with Mexico, made it clear he’d like Canada in the deal, but that it had to be fair to American dairy and others.

Tonight’s report and video come from CNBC. There topline bullets:

  • NAFTA is about to become “HALFTA” unless Canada signs on by Monday, according to an analysis by Cowen Washington Research Group.
  • Cowen’s Chris Krueger sees four scenarios: missing the deadline and negotiating with Mexico’s next president; going ahead with Mexico now and hoping Canada comes in later; blowing up the whole NAFTA agreement; and Canada capitulating by the Sept. 30 deadline.
  • President Donald Trump has bemoaned the multilateral trade deals the U.S. has negotiated and particularly loathes NAFTA.


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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