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China, Russia, North Korea and the U.S. Stocks, Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Market Update

May 25th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney5.25.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsAn important element to keep in mind behind the international problems in the Ukraine, Syrian, and Iran is the nation of Russia.  When one thinks about tensions with North Korea, or theft of intellectual properties, and more, one must think about Communist China.  With all the news about North Korea roiling the markets, let’s pull back the veil for a few minutes with a look at the greater economic and growing military challenge of China.

 

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:

  • SoulCycle isn’t going public — for now
  • Visa suspends Morgan Freeman campaign after accusations of inappropriate behavior
  • Tesla’s Model 3 isn’t really for the mass market. It’s a luxury car
  • Here’s what you get when you buy Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3
  • US government proposes removal of the so-called ‘startup visa’
  • How an Alexa speaker recorded and shared a private conversation
  • Walmart and Target are spending like crazy to stop Amazon
  • How Starbucks will train its staff to be less biased
  • 7 startups that want to improve your mental health
  • Can diversity training really solve the problem?
  • News organizations pull some Facebook ads after new labeling policies
  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million vehicles that could get stuck in cruise control
  • Is ‘Solo’ suffering from ‘Star Wars’ fatigue?
  • Richard Branson considers this one of his biggest mistakes
  • Why do annuities have such a bad reputation?
  • Anjali Sud was rejected from dozens of investment banks. Now she’s the CEO of Vimeo
  • Billionaire founder of Spanx: I was encouraged to fail
  • PACIFIC: Elon Musk is humiliating himself
  • Why the auto tariffs would be bad for America
  • Samsonite says it has nothing to hide, but shares plunge again
  • This startup wants to bring fake meat to the masses
  • Why your inbox is being flooded with emails about privacy
  • Facebook and Google are already facing lawsuits under new data rules
  • GDPR is here: What you need to know about Europe’s new data law
  • LA Times takes down website in Europe as privacy rules bite

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Dow drops on oil decline, geopolitical risk
  • Fiat Chrysler announces recall of 4.8M vehicles
  • Trump said to strike deal with China on ZTE
  • Gasoline prices: These states are paying the most
  • Oil price retreats on potential supply boost
  • Michael Cohen book on being a Trump ‘fixer’ derailed
  • Mortgage rates climb to 7-year high as inventory crunch persists
  • Amazon moves 130 jobs out of Seattle to Phoenix[overlay type]JOBS
  • Amazon moves 130 jobs out of Seattle to Phoenix
  • Amazon devices recording, sending your conversations?
  • NFL anthem policy: Petition asks Nike, Ford to cut ties with league
  • How Sara Goff journeyed from fashion to fiction
  • Chicago exodus? Millennials and wealthy are actually moving in
  • Wells Fargo fined over futures-trading violation
  • US oil drilling activity jumps to 3-year high
  • Google, Apple could also face ‘Amazon taxes’

 

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

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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 –

Russia, due to the mostly debunked notion of “collusion” with the Trump campaign, seems to get far more headlines.  But a number of scholars and pundits believe that China is the greater threat, especially in the years ahead.

As the Daily Business News noted earlier this week, the economic news is good.  Stocks are broadly doing well on earnings.  It is domestic and foreign political and economic news that has tended this year to be more disruptive to the markets.  Thus the importance of topics like this one.

See second video, below.

Tucker Carlson on Fox News page states: “According to most of the press, America has only one real enemy: Russia. But the truth may be more complicated.

The biggest threat to America isn’t Vladimir Putin, but Xi Jinping’s regime in China.”

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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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Home Values Rising Rapidly, Yet MH Lags? Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Market Updates

May 24th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney5.24.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsManufactured housing’s Arlington based association has taken its expected victory lap on the signing of the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act,” as predicted. But MHI has had more than one slap-in-the-face this week, and that backhand came from among the ranks of the post-production sector. That gut punch has come from former MHI members. Juxtapose that with the news about the mainstream housing values report rising, and you have the bookends for yet another sign that the industry could be doing much, much better. That later, broader housing market point will be our featured report, 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:

  • Netflix is now worth more than Disney and Comcast
  • How Starbucks will train its staff to be less biased
  • Stocks sink after Trump cancels North Korea summit
  • GDPR, explained
  • Everything you need to know about Europe’s new data law
  • After Russia scandal, Facebook begins labeling political ads
  • US car tariffs: Which countries have the most to lose?
  • Richard Branson wants you to rethink cruises
  • US car imports may be the next target for tariffs
  • Companies have spent a stunning $2 trillion on mergers so far this year
  • Exxon pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions
  • Many college grads from the Great Recession are still trying to catch up
  • Facebook will push privacy alert to users outside EU ahead of GDPR
  • Apple now lets Europeans download all the data it holds on them
  • Too many GDPR emails? Twitter has some light relief
  • Turkey’s economy at risk as currency hits record low
  • War of the media moguls: Is Comcast’s Brian Roberts outflanking Disney’s Bob Iger?
  • Younger workers are making this major financial mistake
  • How to save $9,000 on your mortgage
  • Best Buy’s strong sales leave Wall Street wanting more
  • Deutsche Bank is cutting more than 7,000 jobs
  • CEO and 7 directors quit sanction-hit Russian aluminum giant

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Dow drops as Trump says North Korean meeting canceled
  • Dodd-Frank rollback ‘welcome news’ for small banks
  • What you need to know about Dodd-Frank rollback
  • Twitter rolls out stricter rules ahead of midterm elections
  • War on straws: 5 eco-friendly alternatives to plastic
  • McDonald’s among companies facing pressure.
  • Uber Arizona fatality: NTSB says self-driving SUV’s automatic braking was disabled
  • United Airlines reaches ‘resolution’ with family over dog death
  • Google, Apple could also face ‘Amazon taxes’
  • GDPR takes effect: What you need to know
  • Could Apple’s new second headquarters land here?
  • IRS may squash SALT workarounds in high-tax states
  • Kroger buys Home Chef, maker of meal kits
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation honors FBN’s Gerri Willis with ‘Impact Award’
  • Here’s how much ObamaCare premiums will rise in 2019

 

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

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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 –

Zillow has published a new report, which will get a deeper treatment on the Daily Business News in the days ahead.

The top-lines from Zillow, via a release to MHProNews are as follows.

  • Home Values Rise at Fastest Pace in 12 Years
  • Median home values across the nation rose 8.7 percent over the past year to $215,600, according to the April Zillow Real Estate Market Report
  • Home values across the U.S. are rising at their fastest pace since June 2006.
  • The median U.S. home value is $215,600, up 8.7 percent over the past year
  • Home values are rising the fastest in San Jose, Calif., Las Vegas and Seattle. San Jose home values appreciated 26 percent since last April.
  • Median U.S. rent rose 2.5 percent over the past year to $1,449. California markets Sacramento and Riverside reported the greatest increases in median rent.

Each of these facts ought to spell out indirectly why manufactured housing ought to be roaring, not snoring.

The video below will give you a snapshot from a local media outlet on the Zillow report, and give another indicator as to just how much housing values are rising.

 

There are several reasons that this matters the MHVille.

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Want the cliff notes? See the linked related reports, below – ICYMI.  To sign up for our industry-leading, 2x weekly emailed headline news, click here. From large-medium-small, enterprises of all sizes are on this read-hot e-news list.

Related Reports:

Clayton Homes, Top 25 Manufactured Housing Industry Report, Trend Lines

HUD’s New Man, Officials Statements, with Insider Info Beyond the Media Releases

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.)

SoheylaKovachManufacturedHomeLivingNewsManufacturedHousingIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews-Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com.

Summary of Explosive Allegations of Illegal Spying by Feds of Trump Campaign, Plus MH Market Updates

May 23rd, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney5.23.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsIn case you missed it (ICYMI), the markets have been roiled more by politics and international issues – which do at times, involve trade – as much or more that date or news about given stocks, economic, and market fundamentals. A variety of data, including corporate earnings, reveal a sound and growing economy and numerous profitable companies.  So, with that brief backdrop, tonight’s feature will be what the media and the White House are calling, “SpyGate.“

 

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:

  • Inside the last-ditch effort to save sugary cereals
  • The three biggest risks to global investors
  • Uber shuts down self-driving operations in Arizona
  • Tiffany’s booming sales send stock soaring
  • Judge rules Trump can’t block users on Twitter
  • Lawmakers take first step in stopping Trump deal with ZTE
  • China is playing the long game against Trump
  • Germany’s second biggest city is starting to ban diesel cars
  • Revlon names its first female CEO in its 86-year history
  • Facebook expands controversial ‘revenge porn’ pilot program
  • Apple now lets Europeans download all the data it holds on them
  • CBS, in new filing, calls Shari Redstone a ‘substantial threat’ to the company
  • Comcast preparing to top Disney’s bid for Fox
  • Former HuffPo exec on embracing gender fluidity
  • Tesla is cutting prices in China
  • Target’s shift to digital is painful
  • EPA again blocks journalists from attending summit
  • Salesforce Tower is now San Francisco’s tallest building
  • Congress just made credit freezes free
  • House sends bill loosening banking regulations to Trump’s desk
  • Distrust in self-driving cars on the rise after crashes
  • New to the job market? 5 pitfalls to avoid
  • How should I invest my nest egg for maximum retirement Income?
  • American banks had their most profitable quarter ever
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s big European test did not go well
  • Facebook now requires your Social Security number to buy political ads
  • Instagram will soon let you mute annoying accounts
  • GE can’t get rid of its light bulb business
  • Tiny but mighty, small US companies are beating bigger rivals

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • IRS may squash SALT workarounds in high-tax states
  • Fed minutes show June rate hike in view
  • GE CEO Flannery throws shade on dividend safety
  • Dow edges higher as Fed eases inflation concern
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk slams media as analyst says negative coverage overblown
  • Baird reiterates outperform rating as coverage of electric-car maker reaches “fever pitch.”
  • NFL, Nike ink deal with Fanatics to make fan jerseys
  • Tax cuts 2.0 can be done by November elections: House Ways and Means Chairman Brady
  • Will 2018 be the year of big bank layoffs?
  • Nearly half of US adults can’t cover an unplanned $400 expense: Fed
  • Truck driver shortage could raise your Amazon delivery cost
  • Soccer team Atlanta United FC beats Yankees in average game attendance
  • US dollar – here’s what is in store for the currency
  • NFL players must stand during national anthem, league says
  • Trump administration ready to ease gun export policies

 

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

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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 –

If the allegations are true, it could mean that intelligence agencies powers during the final year of the Obama Adminstration was used to try to tip an election in favor of Secretary Hillary Clinton, by trying to undermine the campaign of Donald J. Trump.

That would be bigger than Watergate, which involved former federal agents.

 

Here are shot video snapshots of what’s known.

NBC News

Fox News

Tucker Carlson – Mueller at 1 year

The evidence of a growing economy are all around us.  It’s the best growth rate in over a decade. The most recent data from the Atlanta Fed, is linked below.

Fed – Atlanta – Projects Record GDP Growth for U.S., the Detail$, MH Industry Outlook

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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.)

SoheylaKovachManufacturedHomeLivingNewsManufacturedHousingIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews-Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com.

Stocks Dump When China, ZTE, NoKo, US Deals in Doubt, Plus MH Market Updates

May 22nd, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney5.22.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsDonald Trump’s 1987 bestselling book,The Art of the Deal,” he “wrote about the importance of knowing “when to walk away,” said ABC News. The markets rose yesterday, and fell today, based in part upon reactions to the perceived chance for talks with China, and North Korea to successfully advance. Those will be part of our focus 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:

  • Millennials born in 1980s may never recover from the Great Recession
  • Is the economy about to slow down?
  • Lawmakers take first step in stopping a Trump deal with ZTE
  • China slashes tariffs on imported cars
  • American banks had their most profitable quarter ever
  • Amazon asked to stop selling facial recognition technology to police
  • Tesla’s Model 3 isn’t really for the mass market — it’s a luxury car
  • Distrust in self-driving cars on the rise after crashes, AAA says
  • Mark Zuckerberg ripped by European Parliament for dodging questions
  • 40% of Americans can’t cover a $400 emergency expense
  • EPA blocks CNN and AP journalists from attending Pruitt speech
  • Tiny but mighty, small US companies are beating bigger rivals
  • New report highlights massive pay gap between CEOs and typical workers
  • JCPenney CEO leaves for Lowe’s
  • How businesses are really spending their tax cuts
  • 45% of tax filers will owe nothing in federal income taxes this year
  • Starbucks says all are welcome. So now what?
  • This company needs workers so badly it’s putting them through drug rehab
  • NYSE will be run by a woman for the first time in 226-year history
  • What if a digital twin could go to work for you?
  • 4 financial goals you need to meet by age 40
  • How much should you pay for college?
  • Beyond Social Security: 5 retirement income strategies
  • Scared of running out of money in retirement? A ‘personal pension’ could be for you

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Dow slides as Trump renews China trade concern
  • Trump says no deal with China on ZTE – just yet
  • Sears said to close 40 more stores this summer
  • Trump tax cuts seen bolstering US economy
  • Tesla CEO Musk promises Model 3 braking fix
  • Theranos movie based on ‘Bad Blood’ book to star Jennifer Lawrence
  • Can regular egg consumption ward off death? Study says maybe so
  • Amazon CEO Bezos draws ACLU facial recognition device plea
  • Boeing South Carolina employees to vote on unionization
  • Japan, Russia, Turkey bring potential US tariff retaliation to $3.5B
  • Lyft exploring electric scooter service in San Francisco: report
  • Fortune 500: Ford out, Amazon in top 10 of venerable revenue ranking
  • Retirement plans being used for immediate needs not for savings
  • Not all cryptocurrencies can succeed, Robert Shiller says
  • With stocks, size not a big deal right now
  • This entrepreneur claims he will live to 180

 

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

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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 – 

There were more manufactured housing connected sliders today than yesterday, from the closing ticker, shown below.  It’s proof that movers of the broader markets, often impact manufactured housing too.

Talks between North and South Korea likely in June,” per CNBC and Reuters.

  • Talks between North and South Korea will likely resume after June 25 following completion of joint U.S.-South Korea military drills, a South Korean government spokesperson said.
  • North Korea last week canceled at the last minute a meeting with senior South Korean officials in protest over joint exercises between Seoul and Washington.

ZTE concerns from Fox Business.

 

The larger picture about Korea and the U.S., from a Canadian perspective – CBC News.

There’s never been a deal with North Korea that has ever come together.  Technically, the Korean War never ended, it was an armistice, a kind of cease fire.  Even former President Jimmy Carter (D) said that if President Trump pulls this off, it will be historic and worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The president wrote the book on walk away power from a deal.  He’s bobbing and weaving with his statement. Stay tuned.

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Screen capture from video 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 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.)

SoheylaKovachManufacturedHomeLivingNewsManufacturedHousingIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews-Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com.

Seattle Times -Federal Investigations-Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Homes, GuruFocus Spotlights Buffett’s Clayton’s “Unethical,” Monopolistic Moat

May 21st, 2018 No comments

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Just hours or days before an expected Congressional vote in the House on their version of S. 2155, the Seattle Times is reporting on federal investigations into the business practices of Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage, and their affiliated Berkshire Hathaway lending units.

 

Gwen Schablik, a former Clayton employee who was featured in the 2015 article, said officials from HUD and the Department of Justice interviewed her about the issues last year,” per the Seattle Times’ Mike Baker.  “Schablik has said that she and other staffers raised concerns with superiors about Spanish-speaking borrowers who had signed loan documents they couldn’t understand. She said managers told her there was no need to translate the documents.”

Baker’s narrative said Clayton issued a statement to them, emphasizing a claimed culture of compliance, “and does not tolerate discrimination of any kind in its interactions with customers.” But when the Daily Business News asked Clayton to denounce racism last year, they did not accept the opportunity to do so.

We value working with federal and state agencies to improve processes and ensure all regulatory requirements are met and our customers are protected and treated fairly,” Clayton stated in writing, per the Seattle Times.

WBIR has a wrinkle in the report, shown below.

 

What It Means

The Seattle Times latest report confirmed several Daily Business News reports in 2017.

In that sense, Baker’s narrative is akin to the recent Washington Post report, which underscored facts reported by MHProNews, and/or by the Manufactured Housing for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).

Greener, Stylish Manufactured Homes – Hidden Facts in the Washington Post Manufactured Housing Narrative

The Post confirmed reports by MHProNews on issues related to

  • Pamela Danner, the former administrator of the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP),
  • how the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) failed to ask HUD leadership to have Danner removed for numerous concerns over her allegedly problematic actions.    
  • MHI failed to act with respect to Danner, despite a widespread outcry against Danner’s repeated overreaches expressed by grass roots retailers, communities, producers, state associations, MHARR, and others. 
  • The overreaches were bad enough that HUD Secretary Ben Carson called them “ridiculous” in Senate testimony.

 

GuruFocus, Clayton’s Unethical Moats?

Days ago, “GuruFocus contributor John Engle asked the questionAre Warren Buffett’s Strategic ‘Moats’ Unethical?

 This isn’t the first time Buffett’s love of moats has been attacked,” per GuruFocus. “Berkshire Hathaway has been criticized for its business practices, which seemed to put profit over customers, particularly at its Clayton Homes division.”

It is worth noting that GuruFocus’  Rupert Hargreaves used the proper industry terminology – “manufactured home” – while Seattle Times still uses the incorrect term, “mobile home.”

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For facts on accurate, proper factory-built home industry terminology, click here or above.

Clayton Homes, for example, the largest builder of modular and manufactured homes in the United States, has been accused of relying onpredatory sales practices, exorbitant fees and interest rates that can exceed 15 percent, trapping many buyers in loans they can’t afford and in homes that are almost impossible to sell or refinance.” Evidently, if the company were looking to expand its moat naturally,” said Hargreaves for GuruFocus,it would be trying to achieve the best reputation and results for customers rather than price gouging — a tactic only the largest [m]onopoly businesses tend to get away with.”

The Nation and others have also raised concerns about Clayton Homes, and their Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway lending units. 

 

Evidence of Monopoly?

To date, only MHProNews – thanks to a news tip from a reader – published 2 documents from 21st Mortgage Corp related to allegations of overtly monopolistic practices.

According to what attorneys have said to MHProNews who examined those 21st mortgage documents – and when compared to the facts in Buffett’s Berkshire annual letter that same year, along with the related videos – have led them to say that there is good evidence of monopolistic practices.

Is it just a question of time before word leaks out of anti-trust investigations of Buffett’s Berkshire manufactured housing industry brands? Will that include reported concerns over the trade association they dominate, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) too?

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“Promises Made, Promises Kept” – China, U.S. Announce Deal Outline, Stocks Soar, Plus MH Market Update

May 21st, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney5.21.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNews2 out of 3 Americans surveyed credit President Donald J. Trump for an improving economy, per CBS News. That poll was conducted prior to the joint announcement Saturday that China and the U.S. have put tariffs on hold, as they announced the outlines of a tentative trade deal.

That’s our market focus for tonight, noting that most of the industry’s tracked stocks rose 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.

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. 

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Full Measure’s Sharyl Attiksson’s media bias chart is useful in sorting out the agendas behind various headlines, and news sources. 

Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • Consumer Reports: We can’t recommend Tesla’s Model 3
  • Netflix announces multi-year deal with the Obamas
  • GE’s latest sale: Its 111-year-old rail business
  • Dow soars as US-China trade tensions cool
  • After CNN report, lawmakers want answers from Uber, Lyft on sexual assaults
  • Facebook wants to make changing your privacy settings less work
  • What to watch for when Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Europe
  • Mark Zuckerberg will testify live and you can watch it
  • New version of Tesla’s Model 3 will cost $78,000
  • Analysis: 3 tough questions after the US-China trade truce
  • US and China call a ceasefire in trade dispute
  • Women’s greatest financial regret — and how to avoid it
  • It’s not just you: Everything really is getting more expensive
  • How much should you pay for college?
  • Beyond Social Security: 5 retirement income strategies
  • Scared of running out of money in retirement? A ‘personal pension’ could be for you
  • Ryanair braces for first profit drop in 5 years
  • Starbucks: You don’t need to buy anything to hang out in our stores
  • Tax cut sparks record-setting $178 billion buyback boom
  • What is the perfect price for oil?
  • What is GDPR? Everything to know about Europe’s new data law
  • Why Millennials aren’t feeling the boom in household wealth
  • The first holographic smartphone will be released later this year
  • Website flaw exposed real-time location for millions of cell phones, experts say
  • These drones fly 24/7 — no humans needed

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Dow returns to 25,000 as tariff dispute ‘put on hold’
  • Don’t stick a fork in equity rally yet, Goldman says
  • Trump tweet: China to buy more US farm products
  • Cupertino said to mull ‘head tax’ on Apple, others
  • Sports betting: Now the ball is in the court of credit card companies
  • Entrenched Obama bureaucrats tried to cover for Hillary, destabilize Trump: Varney
  • Tesla Model 3 denied Consumer Reports recommendation
  • North Korea making very dramatic changes: Jim Rogers
  • Supreme Court OKs company bans on workers’ class-action suits
  • WWE shares surge as Fox reportedly secures ‘SmackDown’ TV rights
  • Fifth Third tumbles after $4.7B deal to buy Chicago-based bank
  • China trade sanctions ‘ready to be fired’: Wilbur Ross
  • Wabtec, GE Transportation to merge
  • Book on Elizabeth Holmes hits shelves early after SEC ‘massive fraud’ charge

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

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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 –

One pundit used the phrase, “Promises Made, Promises Kept.”

The Dow soared 300 points today, after news this weekend that Chinese and American sources both stated that they have come to a tentative agreement on a broad range of trade related issues.

The mutually threatened tariffs, at least for now, are on hold.

Fox Business said, “The United States and China agreed to take steps to significantly reduce the $370 billion trade deficit between the two economic powerhouses by having Beijing purchase more goods, according to a joint statement released by the two nations on Saturday.”

There was a consensus on taking effective measures to substantially reduce the United States trade deficit in goods with China,” per the joint statement. “To meet the growing consumption needs of the Chinese people and the need for high-quality economic development, China will significantly increase purchases of United States goods and services.”

Both sides agreed to encourage two-way investment and to strive to create a fair, level playing field for competition,” the statement read.

 

According to the White House, the U.S. will increase its agriculture and energy exports to China and will end a team of negotiators to Beijing to work out the details, in a statement emailed to MHProNews.

The details of how much deficit reduction will be have not yet been revealed.

As some observers noted, this isn’t going to be a case of the Chinese regime taking out a purchase order, but rather of genuine systemic changes which could lead to the growth of U.S. exports.  Given that change, that would be good for American farming, energy, manufacturing, technology, and other interests.

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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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Life Hack Success Tip-Any Pro Can Do This-Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Sales, Marketing Meeting

May 21st, 2018 No comments

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Today is going to be DIFFERENT.

 

Open your minds for something simple, yet profoundly effective for those who dare embrace it.

It’s a Success Tip that Warren Buffett’s over half-a-century partner Charlie Munger believes in and practices.

It’s this.

Reading for understanding.

Reading, and being able to admit that you were mistaken about something.

Reading with an open mind, looking for the opportunity, the gem that the reading is bringing to you.

When MHProNews first launched, our URL – the base web address – was and remains MHMarketingSalesManagement.com. Marketing, Selling, and Management are at the core elements of any successful enterprise.

We encouraged readers almost a decade ago to devote 15 minutes a day to reading. That was back before we introduced the industry’s first and still only Daily Business News, which is this module or blog within our broader trade media website.

Today, the goal should not be for 15 minutes a day. That isn’t nearly enough to keep up with your industry and the world that impacts your industry. An hour a day is the minimum.

You can split that hour-a-day of reading and viewing into 10-to-15 minute segments. You can do it all at once. How, where and when you invest that hourly daily has a lot of flexibility.

Watch the video, and see what Munger does.

Charlie Munger is a billionaire. He is the vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate that dominates much of manufactured housing. Munger takes reading with him, everywhere he goes. For example, he shows up early for meetings, and is reading before and after the meeting.

So Munger is wasting no time! He is reading during what for others might be down-time!

If you are reading and viewing at least an hour a day on MHProNews and MHLivingNews.com – and you do so for a deep understanding – that habit will transform your career, and your professional life.

That hour-daily habit would likely lead to improvements in every other area of you life too.

 

Foundational For Success

We don’t hide the fact that we believe in faith, flag, family, fellowship, and free enterprise. We celebrate what each of those words represent, because each are and should be cherished ideals.

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Third-party statistics prove that we are still the industry’s leader in trade media, by a country mile. MH “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use” © is more than a tag line.

That’s a mission we are committed to, in order to help industry pros and investors like you become all that you can be.

We practice what we preach.

We read and read, then we write what the evidence tells us we should know, which then suggests which way to go.

In our consulting, professional business development services, marketing and sales coaching, it is all based upon observations, evidence, feedback, real world experiences, and ongoing refinement.

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Learn more about the above, linked here.

For a time, we trusted the ‘industry leaders’ to a certain degree. But we admit that on some things, the industry’s leaders were mistaken in what they said and did. To the degree we listened, we were off.

The evidence of why the industry’s so-called ‘leaders’ have been wrong is in the chart below.

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There are reasons why manufactured housing slid from 372,000 plus shipments in 1998, to under 50,000 shipments in 2009. Understanding what caused that, and navigating the realities of what the MH slide while America’s affordable housing crisis grew are fundamental.  Understanding the opportunities and the obstacles can make anyone with the time, talent and treasure commitments a success in this amazing industry.

If what those leaders wanted us all to do was so dang smart, why did the manufactured housing rumble and tumble as fat as it did?

When the nation has an affordable housing crisis, why will there only be about 100,000 new manufactured homes built this year?

The answers for that and more are found in reading for understanding.

 

The Trumpian View

Donald J. Trump has a similar belief to Munger’s and Buffett’s in this respect. The billionaire builder and businessman turned populist President of the United States (POTUS) believes this.  It pays to know all that you can about something that impacts your profession.

That Trumpian view is more than reading.  But it includes reading, plus viewing, asking questions, and listening to the answers. It requires the search for understanding.

Reading and viewing here and on MHLivingNews.com an hour a day. Every day. Do that for a year. Then, a year from now, tell me in an email, call, or other message what that practice did to make your professional life more profitable and effective.

Take that challenge.

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Donald Trump, Warren Buffett, and Charlie Munger didn’t say it. But another successful business guru did. Want to understand something enough to benefit from it? There is no substitute to investing the time needed. Buffett says he reads 5 to 6 hours daily. Wow…but look were that got him.

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Related References:

Is it Better to Be Candid, or a Kiss-Up? Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Sales, Marketing Meeting

Style or Substance? Lesson from Most Hated in America – Monday Morning Manufactured Home Sales, Marketing Meeting

What are the FACTS about Manufactured Housing Industry Traffic vs. Real Estate? MHVillage, MHProNews, Manufactured Housing Institute Data

‘You Are Either Clayton Homes, or You’re Not’ – Monday Morning MH Sales Meeting

 

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Time, talent, treasure. Why not put your money, as we do, where your mouth is? 

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“I Love Capitalism!” Home Depot Co-Founder Ken Langone to Millennials, Others – Plus MH Market Updates

May 18th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney5.18.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsJust as the Daily Business News has noted for some time the rising calls for socialism – often among millennials, but not limited to them – so too has Home Depot co-founder Ken Lagone.  His heartfelt video on that topic which is the title of his new book is 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:

  • India is freaking out about rising oil prices
  • The first holographic smartphone will be released later this year
  • What is the perfect price for oil?
  • These are the only two owners of color in the NFL
  • Carolina Panthers sold to hedge fund founder
  • Campbell Soup CEO abruptly steps down
  • Why some retailers are winning and some are losing
  • JCPenney is running out of time
  • There’s still one department store where people are going to shop
  • The boss of Bratz tried to merge with Mattel. Mattel said no thanks
  • ‘Deadpool’ franchise is a box office rarity: An R-rated hit
  • To stay competitive, US call centers are training workers to be super agents
  • PayPal just clinched its biggest-ever takeover
  • Wells Fargo shares dip after another worrying discovery
  • Former Obama adviser: Everyone deserves a chance at a first-rate education
  • Fox News says top executive is on leave, but she has quietly kept working
  • Once a teenage runaway, he now owns a $300 million restaurant empire
  • Almost half of US families can’t afford basics like rent and food
  • How to build your own pension
  • Elon Musk promises $1 rides in Boring Company tunnels
  • Pacific: Elon Musk vs. the world
  • The full backstory of the crisis at CBS
  • Suzanne Scott makes history as Fox News’ first female CEO
  • Why Millennials aren’t feeling the boom in household wealth
  • Are electric cars more likely to catch fire?
  • China approves $18 billion Toshiba chip deal
  • Gunmaker Remington exits Chapter 11 bankruptcy in less than 2 months

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Retail apocalypse? Walmart, Macy’s embracing ‘Amazon effect’
  • Mattel rejects merger bid from Bratz maker Isaac Larian
  • Jack Welch is America’s best businessman: Ken Langone
  • Texas shooting: Training is key, ex-FBI investigator says
  • Stocks slip for week as benchmark Treasury yields climb
  • Pope slams credit default swaps, calls derivatives a ‘ticking time bomb’
  • He says the instruments encourage unethical behavior.
  • Campbell Soup stock hit by CEO departure, strategic review
  • As 401 (k) millionaires rise to record, investors warned to keep saving
  • Elon Musk’s Boring Company will personally deliver flamethrowers in two weeks
  • Diaper makers feeling the squeeze as birth rate shrinks
  • Walmart’s Lord & Taylor deal step towards brand domination
  • Royal wedding: Harry, British royal family no match for world’s richest royals
  • Fox News, FOX Business name Suzanne Scott as CEO
  • Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal sparks corporate exodus
  • Texas high school shooting parallels Parkland shooting: AG Ken Paxton

 

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

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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 –

Home Depot Co-Founder Ken Langone is promoting his new book, “I Love Capitalism!” as a way of educating and inspiring those Americans who have been seduced by the false promises of socialism.

In a video with Fox Business, Lagone speaks candidly about his faith, family and fortune.  He does so with the aim of encouraging others to believe that they too can succeed in America.

It is no secret to long-time readers that MHProNews is likewise for faith, family, flag and fortune. That means editorially we are:

  • pro-free enterprise,
  • for protecting our God-given, constitutionally protected rights,
  • for limited government that taxes the least, and protects the rights of all,
  • believes in common-sense steps that lawfully protects consumers,
  • believe in protections for small businesses and workers in ways that avoid crony capitalism and monopolistic power.

Lagone’s new book title topic was a good bookend to recent reports on this issue.  With a growing number of millennials and others who haven’t been properly informed on the benefits of free enterprise vs. the tragic outcomes of socialism, the video above and the links below will prove useful.

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Related Reports:

“Political Necrophilia,” Tragedy in SloMo, Southern Economic Political Lessons for Looming U.S. Midterms

Ben Shapiro Nails It on Taxes, Regulations, and Affordable Housing – Under 2 Minute Video Must View for MH Industry Pros

After Tax Cut$, U.S. Records Largest Budget Surplus, Plus Manufactured Home Market 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).

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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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“Big Tech Lies,” “You’re the Product,” Consider “Breaking Them Up” says Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak – Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Market Updates

May 17th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney5.17.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsSteve Wozniak – Apple’s co-founder – unloaded a lot of thought-provoking fodder to Business Insider, and that will be our focus report 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 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:

  • Is the 1-minute commercial break the future of TV?
  • Wells Fargo altered documents about business clients
  • Why Millennials aren’t feeling the boom in household wealth
  • The fight for the future of CBS
  • JCPenney is running out of time
  • Remington exits Chapter 11 bankruptcy in less than 2 months
  • Facebook, Uber, Wells Fargo: The strategy behind 3 corporate apology ads
  • Walmart’s online sales grow 33%
  • Walmart figured out its Amazon strategy. So why’s the stock down 13%?
  • China approves sale of Toshiba’s chip unit to group led by Bain Capital
  • WWE soars on report of lucrative new TV deals
  • On anniversary of Mueller appointment, Giuliani and Fox News keep swinging
  • Suzanne Scott makes history as Fox News’ first female CEO
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club is going public (again)
  • Almost half of US families can’t afford basics like rent and food
  • Can I start investing with $500?
  • A Comcast-Fox marriage would be built on a ton of debt

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Meghan Markle faces tax dilemma
  • NAFTA talks down to ‘last conversations’: Trudeau
  • Kudlow: We’re asking China to change its approach
  • Stocks slip as Cisco outlook weakens technology
  • Redstone vs. Moonves: Judge denies CBS restraining order bid[overlay type]MEDIA & ADVERTISING
  • Redstone vs. Moonves: Judge denies CBS restraining order bid
  • Ruling escalates ugly corporate battle.
  • Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal sparks corporate exodus
  • Fox News, FOX Business name Suzanne Scott as CEO
  • Billionaire Tim Draper: Your ‘money is at risk in banks’
  • China trade debate roils Trump team as Navarro spars with Mnuchin
  • Wells Fargo employees changed customer information on documents: report
  • Royal family’s cars: Meghan Markle will be motoring in style
  • Walmart’s lower prices give Amazon a run for its money
  • Canada’s Justin Trudeau on NAFTA talks: Feeling positive about this
  • ‘Pro-business’ Wyoming changes cryptocurrency rules to entice entrepreneurs

 

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

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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 –

 

 

From Business Insider the following pull-quotes on topics that the Daily Business News has been covering for over a year.

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak spoke to Business Insider at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress in Vienna, Austria.

  • Wozniak said he was “bothered by what technology has become.
  • He hinted that the breakup of big tech monopolies may be necessary or useful.
  • Wozniak: “All big companies lie to make money on some level. They withhold secrets — it’s not news. I don’t look at it and say to myself: “This is a big thing,” he told Business Insider.
  • Steve Wozniak: In a company like Apple that made computers easy to use, I always thought that the user was more important than the technology. We put a lot of effort into letting people live their lives in a normal, human way.”
  • Steve Wozniak: “But that “human way” is changing. We used to be able to have conversations in secret with people. If I were to say something to you in private now, others wouldn’t hear it — that isn’t the case anymore. We lost our security a long time ago. We’ve lost our privacy and it’s been abused. If I think I have a level of privacy that I don’t, that’s deceit. And that bothers me. I hit a limit. I can’t take that. It’s one step in a long series of steps that are all in the same direction.”

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Related Reports:

“Audit the Algorithm!” – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook and Google Monopoly – Manufactured Housing Marketers Notice

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).

5.17.2018DailyBusinessNewsManufacturedHousingConnectedMarketReportsBloombergMHProNews

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.)

SoheylaKovachManufacturedHomeLivingNewsManufacturedHousingIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews-Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com.

US Manufacturers Roar, Hiring More, Paying More, Thanks to Tax Reform – Plus Manufactured Housing Connected Stocks, Investment Updates

May 16th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney5.16.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNews.-1President Donald Trump takes a bow with Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).  General and manufactured housing specific reports indicate that the 45th president’s tax reform plan are helping to grow manufacturing, increase jobs, and are causing new production centers to open. That will be our focus 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.

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Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • Walmart figured out its Amazon strategy. So why’s the stock down 13%?
  • The future of CBS may be decided this week
  • House clears path to roll back post-crisis banking rules
  • Morgan Stanley thinks it knows when the bull market will end
  • In the midst of the retail apocalypse, one department store is doing well
  • How ‘no-fault’ attendance policies can put companies and workers at risk
  • Tax cut will drive innovation, ex-Home Depot CEO says
  • It’s tough to be a homebuyer in Seattle
  • Lachlan Murdoch, not James, will lead new Fox company
  • Carolina Panthers sold to hedge fund founder
  • Novartis top lawyer quits over Cohen payments
  • 10-year Treasury yield spikes, spooking the stock market
  • Pacific: Seattle-Amazon tax fight is a lose-lose for everyone
  • Starbucks slams Seattle’s new big business tax
  • Taiwan slams global brands for siding with China
  • Japan’s big growth streak just came to an end
  • China is getting nearly 3,000 new Starbucks
  • China’s ride-hailing market is worth more than the rest of the world combined
  • Trump talks trade with China as project linked to his company gets Chinese business
  • Executives sound off on Trump’s proposed China tariffs
  • 4 steps you should take when buying an annuity
  • What are the best annuities for you?
  • Airbus and Boeing each claim WTO decision as a win
  • Fox News settles swath of lawsuits for around $10 million
  • Check out how much Medicare spends on drugs

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • What Seattle ‘head tax’ will cost Amazon
  • Apple stock reportedly falling out of favor
  • Vicente Fox: US automakers need NAFTA
  • Stocks cautious on North Korea concern
  • Colin Kaepernick can score big in NFL collusion case, Judge Nap says
  • The ex-49er must prove team owners agreed to keep him off the field because of his politics.
  • Billionaire Tim Draper says government will be forced to be ‘virtual’ soon
  • Fast-food restaurant owner can’t find teenagers to fill jobs
  • Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch to lead new ‘Fox’
  • VA whistleblower: Veteran care worse as Trump seeks department head
  • Michigan State $500M Larry Nassar settlement: Who will pay?
  • Amazon completes HQ2 visits in 20 cities
  • Stanford afraid of conservatives speaking on campus: Charlie Kirk
  • US manufacturers hiring more, paying more, thanks to tax reform: survey
  • Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices for Prime members

 

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

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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 –

Manufacturing in general, and production and new building centers in manufactured housing in specific has been making news. The growth of all manufacturing jobs is good for the sellers of manufactured housing, as quarterly statements from publicly trade manufactured housing producers often reflect.
The latest data, per a release from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), makes it clear that factories are expanding, investing, hiring more, and paying more.

U.S. manufacturers are hiring more workers, boosting wages and increasing domestic investments following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” per Fox Business.

According to a survey by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) “Seventy-two percent of manufacturers are ramping up workers’ wages and benefits, according to a new survey from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Meanwhile, 77% of survey respondents said they were hiring more workers, while 86% are investing more in plants and equipment.”

Numerous reports of new production centers, and increased production among manufactured housing producers underscores those facts.  See an example of linked reports, above the Jay Timmons photo, below

Manufacturing in America is now rising to new heights, thanks to tax reform, and as a result, manufacturers of all sizes are already investing more, growing more, hiring more and paying more. They are already improving lives and livelihoods,” NAM Board Chair David Farr said in a statement.

Optimism is rising.  “More than 93% of manufacturers have a positive outlook on their company’s prospects in the U.S. economy – the second-highest level ever recorded by the National Association of Manufacturers –  its most recent quarterly survey revealed,” said Fox Business.

  • Wage growth among those manufacturers surveyed last month also rose at the fastest pace in 17 years, despite remaining sluggish in the broader U.S. economy.
  • Manufacturers expected full-time employment to increase by 2.9% on average over the next year, an all-time high by the survey’s standards.

 

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New HUD Code Manufactured Home Factory Opening, State Announces Hundreds of News Jobs

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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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