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Cornerstone Macro's Carter Worth looks at the consumer conundrum. Is it a warning sign for stocks? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Pete Najarian, Tim Seymour, Dan Nathan and Guy Adami.
The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (NYSEArca: ITB), the largest homebuilder-related exchange traded fund, is off more than 5% over the past month and recently posted its worst intraday performance ...
On the heels of surging Treasury yields, a popular homebuilder-tracking ETF, the ITB, posted its worst day in three months.
The “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey” (or JOLTS) data for March was reported on May 8 and contains key information about job openings and total separations. The total number of separations include layoffs, retirements, and voluntary quits. As per the latest JOLTS report, the total separations for March came in at 5.3 million at a rate of 3.6% of the total workforce, an increase from the February reading of 5.2 million and 3.5%, respectively.
Could Personal Income Continue to Rise? The BEA (Bureau of Economic Analysis), which is a part of the US Department of Commerce, releases a monthly report on US consumers’ personal income, disposable personal income, and personal consumption expenditure. The BEA’s April 30 report indicated that the US workforce’s personal income rose 0.3% in March, the same increase seen in February.
The US National Association of Realtors (or NAR) releases a monthly report on the existing home sales (ITB) market. Trends in existing housing inventory, total housing inventory, median home prices, and mortgage rates are published in the report. The changes in existing home sales data help us understand the trends in the secondary housing market (REM).
The demand and supply conditions within the housing (REM) sector can be assessed by observing the changes in the number of building permits issued. An increase in the number of building permits in any given month is a signal of increased activity in the housing sector in the future, as construction (ITB) activity begins after a few months of the issuance of a permit. As per the March report, housing units (XHB) authorized by building permits were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.4 million, an increase of 2.5% from the revised February reading of 1.3 million units.
The volatility in housing starts data remains elevated. Housing starts in March were reported to have risen 1.9%, a rebound from the 7% slump reported in February and a continuation of the 9.7% increase reported in January.
The National Association of Home Builders (or NAHB) is an association of 700 state and local associations of homebuilders (REM), real estate sales and marketing professionals, and remodelers. The NAHB publishes a monthly report by surveying these members. The report includes the monthly HMI (housing market index), which is constructed based on the results of the survey.
The rise was the result of increased inflation (TIP) expectations nurtured by recent strong US economic data and a hawkish FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) bent on increasing short-term interest rates. The 3% yield on the 10-year bond is mostly a symbolic level for traders, as it’s been acting as a strong resistance in the last few years. Interest rates have been increasing steadily in the last two and half years, but the impact on the housing market (ITB) has been limited, as rates have been increasing very slowly.
Exchange-traded funds that track the home-building sector rose on Tuesday, following a positive read on home prices, as well as strong results from a key component. The SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF rose 0.9% ...
The “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey” (or JOLTS) data for February was reported on April 13, and it contains information about job openings and total separations. The total number of separations includes layoffs, retirements, and voluntary quitting. As per the latest JOLTS report, the total separations for February was 5.2 million at a rate of 3.5% of the total workforce and a decrease from the January reading of 5.9 million and 4.1%, respectively.
Exchange-traded funds that track the home-building sector rose on Tuesday, as data on housing starts rebounded in March. The SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF rose 0.6% while the iShares U.S. Home Construction ...
The University of Michigan final consumer sentiment for March was reported at 101.7, up by 1.7 as compared to the final February reading of 99.7. The consumer sentiment index is a forward indicator, as it considers the expectations that consumers have about the economy. Consumer expectations influence their spending decisions, which in turn have an impact on the aggregate demand in the economy.
The Institute of Supply Management (or ISM) releases a monthly report on economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector or the services sector. This report has a similar format as the manufacturing sector report and is prepared by conducting a survey of purchasing and supply executives in these sectors. In March, the service sector continued to grow but at a slower pace.
China retaliated by floating a 25% levy on U.S. soybean imports, sending the commodity’s price plunging and gearing up for a high-stakes clash between the two countries. While soybeans ranked first on the list, it also caused Brazil to enter the podium due to its position as the second-largest soybean producer in the world and also a potential beneficiary of the trade spat between the U.S. and China. Homebuilders came in third as new home orders surged amid a strong housing demand that benefits from low unemployment and rising wages. Volatility continued to be of interest as markets ebb and flow amid global political uncertainty, while small-cap value equities are appealing to investors who just got out of the big names.
Home construction stocks and homebuilder ETFs shook off the broader market weakness and climbed Wednesday after Lennar Corp (NYSE: LEN) revealed better-than-expected quarterly results and pointed to robust ...
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (or BEA), which is a part of the US Department of Commerce, releases a monthly report on personal income, disposable personal income, and personal consumption expenditures of US consumers. As per the latest report from the BEA, personal income increased by 0.4% in February, which was the same level of wage growth in January.
What Do these 10 Economic Indicators Signal for the US Economy? The Conference Board uses the number of building permits issued as one of the constituents of its Leading Economic Index (or LEI) model. The time gap between the issuance of the permit and the commencement of construction (PKB) activity makes this indicator a forward-looking one. The housing sector (ITB) employs a considerable percentage of the workforce, making a healthy housing market (XHB) a positive sign for the economy.
U.S. home sales may be lackluster and prices may be on a tear, but there are plenty of tailwinds to boost housing stocks and ETFs ahead.
Exchange-traded funds that track the home-building sector fell on Tuesday, following the most recent data on home prices. The SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF fell 0.4% while the iShares U.S. Home Construction ...
Did the Housing Market Take a Breather in February? The United States National Association of Realtors (or NAR) releases a monthly report on the existing home sales (ITB) market. The report publishes data concerning existing housing inventory, total housing inventory, median home prices, and mortgage rates.