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Warren Buffett on Construction and Trucking Labor, Plus Manufactured Housing Markets Updates

July 18th, 2018

CNNmoney7.18.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsThe video below with Warren Buffett is perhaps more interesting for what it doesn’t say, than what it does.  That will be our focus report for this evening.

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


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Warren Buffett is the well-known Chairman of the Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate. Berkshire in turn owns Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corp, Vanderbilt and an array of other companies, some of which are noted in the link below. 

Buffett shared his take on construction, trucking and labor.  Notice what he didn’t mention?  In this clip, he spoke about their site builders, but not his manufactured housing unit – Clayton – which owns those conventional builders.  



Another big of Berkshire news is their announcement that they will more likely move on stock buy-backs, when they believe it is undervalued. 

That video is shown below.


Only 3 Options – the Elephant in the Room


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).

7.18.2018DailyBusinessNewsManufacturedHousingConnectedMarketReportsBloombergMHProNewsBerkshire 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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