The homebuilder performance this week should tell us what we need to know about the sector.
AutoZone, Red Hat and Lennar report earnings. Apple sells its 2 new iPhones, and consumer confidence numbers for September are released.
Many popular share prices, he says, can end up being a dangerous proposition in the near-term.
The average size of new homes has rebounded beyond precrisis levels, but today's buyers tend to be older and richer.
The housing market has steadily made a comeback from the lows witnessed during the recession, but with rising interests, how's the sector looking now?
It's not just rising interest rates that may cause problems for home buyers. It's the possible demise of the 30-year mortgage, too.
Support levels have been tested after the recent spike in interest rates. Can shares hold their ground here?
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