iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF

NYSEARCA: ITB
$56.79
+$0.09 (+0.2%)
Closing price November 25, 2020
Source: ThinkstockYou have probably noticed in the last couple of months that some of the strong housing recovery news headlines have tamed. Some of the price hikes, existing home sales, permits...
Source: ThinkstockThe stock market may be challenging all-time highs again, but interest rates have skyrocketed and mortgage applications have hit a serious soft patch as a result. As interest rates...
Source: ThinkstockInterest rates are rising and the 30-year mortgage just hit a 12-month high. Rising rates will eat up your spending power and erode the value of your fixed income investments. So,...
Source: ThinkstockBy now you are likely well aware that the housing crisis is not just over. The housing market is undersupplied and many markets are experiencing huge booms in their pricing. Many...
The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index rose 1 point in October, to 41, the highest index reading since June 2006. An index reading below 50 indicates that...
Positive signals continue to issue forth for US home builders. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index rose 2 points in August, to 37, the highest index...
Investors have been chasing up the housing stocks higher and higher over the last year.  The economy is only just now seeing a better housing market and foreclosures and the shadow inventory are...
The housing data keeps coming in with a mixed fan-fare.  The new home sales in America for the month of February fell 1.6% to 313,000 versus a Dow Jones consensus target of 325,000.  January was...
Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) reported earnings on Monday morning ahead of the Tuesday report from The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD).  When you look at the Lowe’s numbers and when you combine...
This week is starting to look a bit different for housing and homebuilders and it is a serious matter in considering that the news of the world and the less recent housing data may be a bit too...
Over the last couple of week’s, two of the best performing ETFs were the iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction ETF (NYSE: ITB), up more than 7%, and the SPDR Series Trust S&P Homebuilders (NYSE:...
The dark side of investment banking beyond Initial Public Offerings usually revolves around secondary offerings and when companies raise capital via securities sales.  Generally speaking, these can...
The economic data on the housing front seems to have very little to cheer about.  Maybe there is some hope on pending sales today, but actual sale closings in existing homes and new homes just...
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is often thought of by many as the bogey of the US Homebuilding sector.  If so,  the company is giving a forecast that might mean profits in 2010 despite a small loss...
New home sales in December went back the wrong way, which was largely expected considering the data we had already seen from the housing sector in the last week.  The problem is that the drop in new...