SPDR Homebuilders ETF (XHB) - NYSEARCA
  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:30 PM

    Ahead of Tuesday's Case-Shiller housing price numbers, Clear Capital's index (also repeat sales) indicates a "sudden and dramatic" drop in home prices, wiping out the gains just before the homebuyer tax-credit expiration.

    | Oct. 22, 2010, 1:30 PM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 15, 2010, 8:31 AM

    Homeowners continue to cut the price of their homes to lure buyers into the weak market, with 26% slashing their asking prices last month, Trulia.com reports. It's the highest level since Oct. 2009 and a discomforting trend, though select U.S. cities are seeing a "gradual improvement."

    | Sep. 15, 2010, 8:31 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 3, 2010, 2:02 PM

    If you're thinking about investing in housing stocks, you've got to distinguish between a valuation trade and a fundamental one, veteran housing analyst Ivy Zelman tells Barron's. KB Home (KBH) and Lennar (LEN) are Buys as valuation trades, while home-improvement companies like Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) are Buys on the fundamentals. Stay away from USG (USG) and Armstrong World Industries (AWI), Zelman says.

    | Aug. 3, 2010, 2:02 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 29, 2010, 11:57 AM

    Foreclosure filings are higher in 75% of U.S. metro areas - and they've more than doubled Y/Y in Baltimore, Oklahoma City and Albuquerque, N.M., RealtyTrac says. Nevada, Florida, California and Arizona still lead the top of the list, but filings are "spreading out" from previously hard hit areas.

    | Jul. 29, 2010, 11:57 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 26, 2010, 4:05 PM
    Market recap: Stocks closed near session highs, taking optimism from improved guidance from FedEx (FDX +5.6%) and a boost in home sales that sent prices for homebuilders higher (ETF: XHB). The S&P finished above 1,110, considered a key resistance level. NYSE advancing issues beat losers more than three to one, but volume was very light.
    | Jul. 26, 2010, 4:05 PM
  • Jul. 22, 2010, 1:39 PM
    A few more graphs on home sales from Calculated Risk, including Y/Y inventory - which is not seasonally adjusted, and happens to be very heavy. (existing home sales)
    | Jul. 22, 2010, 1:39 PM | 5 Comments
  • Jul. 21, 2010, 12:12 PM
    More wheezing support for a housing bubble? Anecdotal RealtyTrac evidence in a number of regions points to banks holding high-end foreclosures off the market.
    | Jul. 21, 2010, 12:12 PM | 6 Comments
  • Jun. 23, 2010, 3:54 PM

    CNBC's David Faber ponders the implications of today's new home sales crash: "To those who say we need the housing market and most importantly housing prices to stabilize before a sustained economic recovery can take hold, today’s number makes one wonder when that time will truly arrive."

    | Jun. 23, 2010, 3:54 PM | 4 Comments
  • Jun. 21, 2010, 8:58 AM

    Consumers have stopped paying mortgages so that they can cover other bills, says Meredith Whitney on CNBC, leaving banks with rotting assets and a mounting foreclosure problem. A double dip is coming in housing, "no doubt about it."

    | Jun. 21, 2010, 8:58 AM | 8 Comments
  • Jun. 16, 2010, 12:19 PM
    Michael Shulman's surprised that the Street was surprised by this morning's weak housing data: "What did people expect after the expiration of the home buyer tax credit, with unemployment north of 20% in the real world, and Freddie (FRE) and Fannie (FNM) now responsible for more than 97% of all new mortgages?" Shulman believes we're only 25-33% through the foreclosure crisis.
    | Jun. 16, 2010, 12:19 PM | 3 Comments
  • Feb. 11, 2010, 3:14 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Coal– KOL +4.9%. Gold Miners– GDX +4.1%. Steel– SLX +3.7%. Silver– SLV +3%. Homebuilders– XHB +2.5%. Basic Materials– IYM +2.3%. Oil Services– OIH +2.3%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Regional Banks– KRE -0.5%. Livestock– COW -0.4%
    | Feb. 11, 2010, 3:14 PM
  • Feb. 11, 2010, 10:06 AM
    Sector ETF weakness: Real Estate– IYR -1.1%. Homebuilders– XHB -1.1%. Regional Banks– KRE -1.1%. Gasoline– UGA -1.1%. Telecom– IYZ -1%.
    Sector ETF strength: Coal– KOL +1.5%.
    | Feb. 11, 2010, 10:06 AM
  • Feb. 10, 2010, 2:24 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Broker/Dealers– IAI +1.6%. Regional Banks– RKH +1.6%. Commercial Banks– KBE +1.2%. Financials– XLF +1%. Insurance– KIE +0.9%. Agribusiness– MOO +0.8%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Solar– KWT -2.7%. Steel– SLX -1.2%. Silver– SLV -0.9%. Internet– HHH -0.6%. Retailers– XRT -0.5%. Homebuilders– XHB -0.5%. Gold Miners– GDX -0.5%.
    | Feb. 10, 2010, 2:24 PM
  • Feb. 8, 2010, 3:25 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Livestock– COW +1.7%. Homebuilders– XHB +1.5%. Agriculture– DBA +1.3%. Commodities– GSG +0.8%. Retailers– RTH +0.5%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Solar– KWT -4%. Gold Miners– GDX -3.4%. Financials– XLF -1.7%. Regional Banks– RKH -1.7%. Real Estate– IYR -1.6%. Coal– KOL -1.6%.
    | Feb. 8, 2010, 3:25 PM
  • Feb. 2, 2010, 3:25 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Homebuilders– XHB +5%. Gasoline– UGA +3.8%. Heating Oil– UHN +3.7%. Oil– USO +3.1%. Commodities– GSG +3%. Pharma– PPH +2.2%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Regional Banks– KRE -0.6%
    | Feb. 2, 2010, 3:25 PM
  • Feb. 2, 2010, 1:38 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Homebuilders– XHB +4.4%. Gasoline– UGA +3.6%. Heating Oil– UHN +3.2%. Commodities– GSG +2.7%. Oil– USO +2.6%. Solar– KWT +2.1%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Internet– HHH -0.5%. Regional Banks– KRE -0.4%.
    | Feb. 2, 2010, 1:38 PM
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