July 23, 2015

Major increases and decreases followed the release of several earnings reports.

July 22, 2015

The disruptive giant muscles in on more home improvement projects.

July 20, 2015

SPF sales were often described as dull, but mills, especially in western Canada, had little reason to lower prices.

July 13, 2015

Maytag is now the official washer and dryer of MLB.

July 10, 2015

Western SPF mills tended to hold quotes for #2&Btr at the prior week’s levels, still reporting order files extended out into the end of the month.

June 29, 2015

Prices of #2&Btr in the SPF market were firm, with any adjustments generally ticking moderately higher.

June 25, 2015

Sears has opened a new connected home flagship store near Silicon Valley.

June 23, 2015

National Lumber & Hardware brings an expanded footprint to the Chicago-based co-op.

June 22, 2015

Secondaries and SPF producers noted that sales activity was somewhat slower than in prior weeks, but a “good” pace maintained firm to higher pricing.

June 15, 2015

Strong order files at SPF mills limited availability for buyers needing coverage, effectively pressing prices higher.

June 8, 2015

Canadian mills continued to sell good volumes of SPF, helping maintain strong lead times and pushing prices higher.

June 1, 2015

Momentum generated the prior week carried over after the long holiday weekend, pushing SPF mill order files out and prices higher.

May 26, 2015

The SPF market gathered more momentum after a pickup in sales activity the week prior, leading to higher prices in both the West and East.

May 18, 2015

Sales activity improved in the SPF market, generating firmer pricing in both the West and East.

May 8, 2015

Traders exhibited considerable confusion with regard to the amount of weakness in the SPF market.

May 8, 2015

Friday morning was a big one for Trex, as the decking and railing company announced two major milestones: record first-quarter results and a new CEO come August.

May 4, 2015

SPF lumber sold at a decent pace, allowing mills in the West to maintain most price levels.

April 28, 2015

Existing-home sales made major headway in March, reaching well above month-ago and year-ago levels.

April 24, 2015

Trading in the SPF market improved over the previous week but not enough to mend the price situation significantly.

April 20, 2015

Some SPF producers reported improved activity over last week and sales keeping up with the week’s production, but it did not stop prices from falling significantly.

April 13, 2015

SPF mills with thin order files tried to sell what was needed without lowering prices too dramatically.

April 6, 2015

Traders questioned the strength behind the rally last week and, as it turns out, were correct in their perception that the SPF market did not gather much momentum.

April 3, 2015

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March 30, 2015

Trading in the SPF market was more active. The increase in demand enabled mills to get rid of floor stocks and firm quotes or establish an order file and bump prices moderately higher.