SPDRS&PHomebuilders ETF (XHB)

XHB (n.a.:Financial Services) ETF
pos +0.34
Today's Range: 36.48 - 36.85 | XHB Avg Daily Volume: 3,432,600
Last Update: 11/25/15 - 4:00 PM EST
Volume: 2,542,901
YTD Performance: 7.94%
Open: $36.48
Previous Close: $36.49
52 Week Range: $31.70 - $39.22
Oustanding Shares: 52,550,016
Market Cap: 1,917,550,084
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for XHB
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy
Moderate Buy
Moderate Sell
Strong Sell
Mean Rec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Latest Dividend: 0.00
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/31/69
Price Earnings Ratio: 0.00
Price Earnings Comparisons:
XHB Sector Avg. S&P 500
0.00 0.00 32.58
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
5.56% 9.94% 39.67%
Revenue 0.00 0.00 0.00
Net Income 0.00 0.00 0.00
EPS 0.00 0.00 0.00
Earnings for XHB:
Revenue 0.00B
Average Earnings Estimates

Earnings Estimates data is not available for XHB.

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Under Yellen, there's been almost no public appeal for fiscal support to work in tandem with monetary support.
Tertiary stocks will also benefit from the housing market rise.
It all comes down to rising rates.

Calling an Audible (Part Deux) Real Money Pro($)

I have eliminated the balance of my Apple (AAPL) short (for a nice gain) and plan to re-short if the shares move back toward $130 per share. I have also taken the balance of my XHB short (Trade of the Week) at $35.02.

Trade of the Week: XHB Real Money Pro($)

I am taking in a fourth of my SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) short for a $0.75 gain now.
In a recent post, "Serving a Healthy Banking Cocktail," I have outlined a forward-looking case for owning an outsized position in banking stocks.

Today's Takeaway Real Money Pro($)

I don't see a new Bull Market leg and I am sticking to my investment blueprint.

More on XHB Real Money Pro($)

My average on my XHB short is $35.84 so far.

Shorting XHB Now Real Money Pro($)

I am in motion in today's Trade of the Week, shorting XHB.
Mortgage Rates Are Rising and Housing Will Likely Sputter in 2015's Second Half Last week I wrote about the U.S. housing industry's vulnerability to higher interest rates. Sell Side Optimistic on Homebuilders As we enter warmer weather in the country and the seasonally-important home-selling season, most analysts are high on the homebuilding sector. I believe the optimism is misplaced. I expect, away from the silliness in the high end, for the average home price to flatline and for activity/turnover to disappoint throughout the balance of the year. Diverging Charts (REITs and Homebuilders) Over long periods of time, the REIT and Homebuilder indices tend to move together on a directional basis. But over the last three- and six-month periods, the Homebuilder Index has materially outperformed the REIT Index (IYR). I believe that the Homebuilder Index can move back towards the REIT Index and that the gap should narrow, as both are rate sensitive.Here is the comparison (XHB vs. IYR) on the three-month chart. And here is the comparison (XHB vs. IYR) on the six-month chart. Lower Highs, Lower Lows A classical negative technical picture. Lower Lumber Prices As noted by Bobby Lang (to me in an e-mail just now), the price of lumber is back to three-year lows. Over history, lumber prices correlate well to residential housing activity in the U.S. (see chart below). I will be shorting XHB today.

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