As the market takes on more of a bearish mentality, investors look for alternative stocks to take shelter in. While cyclical sectors begin to underperform as the global economy flirts with a recessionary phase, defensive sectors start to look more attractive. While consumer staples often perform well during difficult times, one sector has all but faded from more investors minds since the financial crisis in 2008.
REIT's are generally good investments when other asset classes become more volatile. The real estate market isn't always correlated to the broader indexes and since 2008, many investors have avoided them based on a knee-jerk reaction that they will perform poorly when the market dips. The truth, though, is that certain REIT's are actually facing a bullish market right now.
While the Fed might have delayed its interest rate hike, it's a temporary issue that will eventually give way to a rising rate environment within the next year. This might not be positive news for prospective homeowners, but it is good news for companies that derive their income from rental prices. Continue reading "Is It Time To Consider This REIT For Your Portfolio?"→
A June 28 headline on CNBC reads, "Homeownership rate drops to 63.4%, lowest since 1967." The report goes on to say "The number of occupied housing units grew, but all on the renter side."
What does this change mean for the future of real estate in the U.S.? Will the recent rebound in mortgages and real estate prices continue?
Listen to this clip from Steve Hochberg's recent presentation at the San Francisco MoneyShow to get Elliott Wave International's unique perspective on the future of the U.S. real estate market (don't miss the link at the bottom to watch 4 more clips from Steve's presentation):
This article was syndicated by Elliott Wave International and was originally published under the headline Despite Low Rates, Housing Rebound is Weak. EWI is the world's largest market forecasting firm. Its staff of full-time analysts led by Chartered Market Technician Robert Prechter provides 24-hour-a-day market analysis to institutional and private investors around the world.
Sales of new homes increased 7.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 421,000, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That comes after sales plunged 14.1 percent in July to a 390,000 annual rate. The National Association of Realtors also reported last week that the sales of previously occupied homes rose in August to a seasonally adjusted 5.5 million annual pace. That's a healthy level and the highest in more than six years. With a positive outlook in the housing market we wanted to ask.....
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