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Friday, Aug 16
Single family housing starts off 2.2% in July
- Weeding out volatile multiple-family figures, July single-family starts of 591K fell 2.2% from June's revised figure of 604K. The 591K print is the lowest since last November as higher interest rates sap some of the market's energy.
- July building permits of 943K is 2.7% above June's revised rate of 918K.
- A few homebuilders premarket: TOL +0.7%, LEN +0.6%, PHM +1.2%.
- Homebuilder ETFs: XHB, ITB, PKB.
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