US Housing Market Will Be a Leader in Economic Recovery Plus…

US Housing Market Will Be a Leader in Economic Recovery Plus…

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX … recently released figures indicate that retail sales in May increased by 17.7%, and that is the biggest monthly gainer ever. This number re-enforces the forecast that a V shaped recovery from the instant recession has begun. This means that as construction reopens we seeing the positives. Housing starts rose […]

Housing Upswing will Bolster Economy

Housing Upswing will Bolster Economy

$LEN, $TOL, $KBH A revitalized US housing market will help keep the economy moving along despite a potential threat posed by a derailment in corporate spending. Home construction outlays, which account for almost 4% of GDP increased for a 5th month running in November, marking a welcome departure from a yearlong slowdown. Buyers, their confidence […]

US Housing Starts + 18.6% on Single-Family Homes

US Housing Starts + 18.6% on Single-Family Homes

US housing starts spiked 18.6% in January, as builders ramped up construction of single-family houses to the fastest pace in 8 months. The Commerce Department said Friday that January ground breakings occurred at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23-M. Home construction rebounded sharply from December, when the annual rate was just 1.04-M. The lion’s share of […]

US Housing Starts Fell to 2-Yr Lows in December

US Housing Starts Fell to 2-Yr Lows in December

$SPY, $USD US homebuilding fell to a more than 2-year lows in December as construction of both single and multi-family housing declined, the latest indication that the economy lost momentum in the fourth quarter. Other details of the report from the Commerce Department on Tuesday were also downbeat and suggested that the housing market could remain sluggish […]

US Housing Starts Rise, Large Scale Multi-family Development Continues

US Housing Starts Rise, Large Scale Multi-family Development Continues

US Housing Starts Rise, Large Scale Multi-family Development Continues US home-building rose in October on continuing multi-family housing projects, but construction of single-family homes fell for a 2nd month running, suggesting the housing market has softened as mortgage rates rise. Other details of the report published by the Commerce Department on Tuesday were also soft. Building permits declined […]

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home-building declined in December on a slowdown in the construction of single-family housing units following 2 months of strong gainers. Housing starts decreased 8.2%to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.192-M units, the Commerce Department said on Thursday. November’s sales pace was revised up to […]

US Housing Starts Fall for 2nd Month Running, Stocks Mark Record Highs

US Housing Starts Fall for 2nd Month Running, Stocks Mark Record Highs

US Housing Starts Fall for 2nd Month Running, Stocks Mark Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 is at new highs for the 7th session running as The Trump Rally extends US home-building fell for a 2nd straight month in August, as a rebound in the construction of single-family houses was offset by […]

Surprise: July US Housing Starts, Permits Decline Sharply

Surprise: July US Housing Starts, Permits Decline Sharply

Surprise: July US Housing Starts, Permits Decline Sharply US home-building fell in July amid broad declines in single and multi-family home construction, suggesting the housing market is still struggling to rebound after slumping in Q-2. Housing starts declined 4.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16-M units, the US Commerce Department said Wednesday. June’s […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A study finds medical marijuana associated with a decline in traffic fatalities, the Arizona courts stick up for medical marijuana, changes in state law will have impacts in Colorado and Oregon, and more. National Last Monday, a study found that states with medical marijuana laws see a decline in traffic deaths. A […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Montana’s dispensaries are coming back to life, Michigan’s medical marijuana fees have been funding aggressive anti-marijuana law enforcement, and more.  Arkansas On Monday, members of the state’s new medical marijuana commission were sworn in. In the first meeting of a commission established to create a state medical marijuana system after voters approved […]

US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume

US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume

US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New-home construction in the US fell more than forecast in November after surging a month earlier to a 9-year high, indicating fitful progress in residential real estate. Residential starts slumped 18.7% to a 1.09-M annualized rate last month after rising […]

September Housing Performance Weaker Than Expected

September Housing Performance Weaker Than Expected

September Housing Performance Weaker Than Expected Homebuilders pulled back on construction for a 2nd month running in September, with a dive in apartments offsetting gains in single-family homes. Building activity was weak in all parts of the nation except the Midwest. Construction dove 9% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.05-M units, […]

US Housing Starts Missed Expectations in May

US Housing Starts Missed Expectations in May

US Housing Starts Missed Expectations in May US housing starts missed in May as the construction of multi-family housing units dropped, but gains in building permits signaled a possible rebound that would support economic growth in Q-2. Groundbreaking fell 0.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.16-M units, the US Commerce Department said Friday. […]

Raging Wildfires Force Evacuations in Western Canada

Raging Wildfires Force Evacuations in Western Canada

Raging Wildfires Force Evacuations in Western Canada Massive Fort McMurray wildfires torching 750+ hectares Wildfires causing evacuation notices for hundreds in Alberta and BC, Canada, as crews continue to battle several blazes and experts say the dry temperatures could make for a long and brutal fire season. A wildfire raging in Fort McMurray prompted mandatory […]