This must be due to all of the "demand" in the market.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes.
Builders started construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.03 million homes and apartments last month, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. That was a decline of 1.6 percent from October when construction activity had posted a 1.7 percent gain.
The weakness last month came from a 5.4 percent fall in construction of single-family homes, which offset a 6.7 percent rise in the more volatile apartment sector.
Applications for building permits were also down in November, falling 5.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.04 million. Analysts are still looking for housing to regain momentum in 2015, believing that strong increases in employment will help boost home sales.
Actively managed accounts and brokers for that matter rarely beat the market indices.
This is true, and has been borne out by endless amounts of historic investment data.
Question- How do you make a small fortune on Wall Street?
Answer- Start with a large fortune and trade it a lot.
Oh yes, except for you...you always make money and never pay taxes on it because its in a Roth. Give us all a break.
BTW- FTR isn't the only holding in the trust, and the trust isn't our only investment.
It is not market timing, it is buying low, selling high.
Otherwise known as, err.... market timing.
I have been honest about my position in FTR.
FTR hasn't always paid a dividend, but for forty-some of the last 50 years it has. Beeess also conveniently leaves out the splits because it weakens his thesis.
Now he will retort how his bloated and self-proclaimed brilliance has beaten the dividend 92 times over the last few years.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has laid off 311 workers at its 11 parks and headquarters in Orlando, a company spokesman said Friday.
The layoffs come after the company announced Thursday that Jim Atchison, CEO and president since 2009, was stepping down as head of the company. Chairman David D'Alessandro will take over as interim CEO Jan. 15 and serve until a permanent replacement is found.
I saw this also prime, but the job cuts aren't in the U. S..
Things might just be getting bad all over.
So my dividends will buy me 10.73% more shares through reinvestment in three weeks?
Thanks for the Christmas gift beeess.
Layoffs are good for the economy and housing....said nobody ever.
Kellogg Co. might close two of its four U.S. cereal-making plants, but the company has not disclosed which two, according to published reports.
The possible shutdowns come after unionized workers last week rejected concessions in wages and benefits.
Management said the cutbacks were needed to counter a sharp decline in ready-to-eat cereal consumption, which has sharply eroded profits.
Kellogg, based in Battle Creek, Michigan, has had a cereal-making plant on State Road since 1978.
It employs about 350 hourly workers and 80 salaried employees, according to the company.
Besides Battle Creek and Lancaster, Kellogg also has U.S. cereal-making plants in Omaha, Nebraska, and Memphis, Tennessee.
True, but I can't imagine they will rise too much. Also, FNM and FRE are cutting down payments to 3% in anticipation of higher rates. Don't think it will do much good. Even Toll top brass expects a flat 2015.
FTR is sticking with what it knows and seems to be doing OK. Recent acquisition from ATT increased company size by 25% and dividend was just increased. Much of the speculative doubt about execution has evaporated as FTR has proven time and again that it can successfully integrate deals of any size.
CTL has been doing deals twice as fast as FTR, and is moving into cloud, hosting, security, analytics, and many other areas. Interesting strategy, but can they keep all of the balls in the air?
WIN is repositioning as a REIT. This move seems to be spooking the market. Also, several recent departures in top management is casting doubt on this strategy.
I don't remember stating that, but if I did maybe its because I thought I had convinced other trustees to sell position. That didn't happen, but things will be different in the next year or so.
As full of yourself as you are beeess, that leaves little room for others in your life.
I hope you use this time of the year to reflect some.