Could the Housing Market Be Too Hot?

A recent Bloomberg article reports that homebuilder stocks outperformed all other groups last year, offering different points of view and metrics regarding whether the market might be reaching pre-bubble levels. On the one hand, it says, “there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic,” citing the housing needs of millennials and baby boomers as factors expected to fuel demand in the coming years “if employment remains strong.” There has also been an uptick in first-time… Read More

The Return Of Bill Miller

Bill Miller, who beat the S&P 500 for a record 15 straight years before his portfolio was decimated in the financial crisis, has returned with a vengeance, with his fund in the top 1% of those in its class over the past three years and the top 7% over the past five years. And now Miller is loading up on stocks from two sectors that pounded him in the crisis.

Forester: More than Meets the Eye in Housing

Fund manager Tom Forester, who was the only equity fund manager to make money in 2008 when the housing and financial crises rocked markets, says issues still lurk beneath the surface of the rebounding housing market. While foreclosures and delinquencies have declined quite a bit, Forester tells Investor’s Business Daily that many foreclosed homes have been bought in recent years by hedge funds or wealthy investors, who wanted to rent out the properties to make… Read More

Shiller Sees Housing Rising In Short Term, Unsure About Long Term

Yale Economist and housing guru Robert Shiller says that he doesn’t think the U.S. housing market is in “boom territory”, but he does compare the current environment to the start of the late 1990s/early 2000s housing boom . Shiller tells FOX Business Network that he thinks home prices will probably keep going up for another six to 12 months. But after that, he says he’s not sure, as he’s worried that an environment of housing… Read More

Rosenberg Doubtful Of Housing Recovery’s Legs

The U.S. housing recovery has encouraged many investors in recent months, but Gluskin Sheff & Associates Chief Economist David Rosenberg isn’t sure the rebound has legs. Rosenberg tells CNBC that, while “we’ve certainly had a housing recovery,” the recovery has been in large part a result of housing starts — which plummeted during the Great Recession — catching up to underlying demographic demand. To keep improving, Rosenberg says more first-time buyers need to be involved.… Read More