January 5, 2018

Unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1%, and all 10 stocks assemble in the growth quadrant.

December 29, 2017

Sales up, starts up and 9 out of 10 stocks assemble in the growth quadrant.

December 21, 2017

Residential construction metrics continue their upward path along with stocks and sales.

December 15, 2017

As residential construction charts trend upward, so do NAICS 444 and 44413 monthly sales charts.

December 8, 2017

Unemployment takes the low road, stock prices take the high road, and a gallon of gas retreats a few cents.

December 1, 2017

Consumer confidence runs at a 17-year high as residential construction trends upward.

November 22, 2017

Total housing starts, single-family starts and existing home sales all show improvement in October.

November 17, 2017

Monthly sales for September show nice gains over the same month last year.

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.