November 10, 2017

Unemployment rate is low, consumer confidence is high and most industry stocks are showing monthly and yearly increases.

November 3, 2017

The national unemployment rate falls to a 17-year low, while most stocks maintain healthy year-over-year gains.

October 27, 2017

NAICS 444 and 44413 retailers show year-over-year gains; gas prices slip a few nickels; and stocks surge up and away (mostly).

October 20, 2017

September existing home sales take a slight turn upward, even as housing stats stumble in the other direction. 

October 13, 2017

NAICS 444 and 44413 retailers posted sales gains in August, as stocks continue to assemble in the growth quadrant.

October 6, 2017

Consumer confidence runs high, unemployment runs low and stocks assemble in the growth quadrant.

September 29, 2017

High consumer confidence combines with big year-over-year gains on the HBSDealer Stock Roundup.

September 22, 2017

Single-family starts turned upward on the latest residential construction chart, and HBSDealer Stock Roundup shows monthly gains across the board.

September 15, 2017

The average price for a gallon of regular gas rose to $2.64, on a dashboard that shows mixed results for monthly retail sales.

September 8, 2017

The Consumer Watch shows strong numbers for jobs and consumer confidence. Gas prices, however, are creeping upward.

August 31, 2017

Stocks gravitate toward the top right quadrant of the Round Up as Confidence Index improves.

August 25, 2017

July's existing-home sales follow the downward pattern set by total starts and single-family starts.

August 21, 2017

Housing starts declined unexpectedly in July, as the HBSDealer Stock Roundup continues to reveal a mixed bag of monthly and annual performance for industry stocks.

August 5, 2017

Unemployment dropped back down to 4.3% in July after the economy shored up a healthy amount of jobs.

July 28, 2017

Consumer confidence hit a 16-year high, and existing-home sales backtracked slightly.

July 21, 2017

June's housing starts provided a needed infusion of growth, and stocks generally improved compared to the previous week.

July 14, 2017

Retail sales for LBM dealers received a booster shot in May. However, industry stocks generally slipped over the week.

July 6, 2017

Sometimes, no news can be good news, and the last week delivered more of the same in terms of gas prices and stocks.

June 30, 2017

Consumer confidence rose in June, with sentiment for current conditions reaching a 15-plus year high. Additionally, gas prices fell again.

June 23, 2017

Existing-home sales improved slightly in May after a decrease in April. Meanwhile, gas prices fell, and stocks were (mostly) on the ascent.

June 16, 2017

Housing starts continued their downward descent for a third straight month, but retail sales picked up the pace for LBM dealers.

June 9, 2017

Stocks came in with across-the-board performance, with some companies pulling ahead of last month, and others lagging behind. Gas prices remained fairly static.

June 2, 2017

Unemployment dropped, but so did consumer confidence last month. Gas prices remained relatively static.

May 26, 2017

Existing-home sales backed off their peak in March, and stocks also slid further behind month-ago levels.