Implosion in US Home Construction Stocks

US Home Construction stocks have lost one third of their value in just nine months. The steep decline is reminiscent of the collapse in this sector in 2006/7, ahead of the last financial crisis. The recent rise in interest rates are taking their toll in the debt-laden US economy. Warning signs are flashing everywhere and the stock market is pregnant with risk. It may take another 6-12 months before the broader market rolls over, or it could happen much sooner. Emerging markets have already been hit with 20% declines and European markets are losing momentum also. Safe haven assets are few are far between but I continue to recommend a large position in cash, bonds and gold as we navigate the turbulent times ahead.


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