How wise is it to invest in residential construction right now? The answer: it depends
December 1, 2014
The HW 30 represents the top public companies that make up the core of the nation’s housing economy. Among them are some of the country’s biggest builders, the largest among them D.R. Horton, though Toll Brothers is perhaps the one to watch now. Is it time to invest in home construction? Here’s our take.
The HW 30 – a composite of housing and mortgage finance stocks – rose Thursday as the government reopened, allowing agencies like the Federal Housing Administration to return to the business of handling FHA loans.
Layton has over 35 years of experience in financial services and as a corporate leader. He worked for nearly 30 years at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors, starting as a trainee and rising to vice chairman and member of the three-person Office of the Chairman, retiring in 2004..
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