Homebuilders Extended

Every day we browse through our Trend Analyzer tool to monitor trends and overbought/oversold levels across financial markets. When we got to the homebuilder stocks this morning, we had to do a double-take after seeing some of the recent moves in this space. Have a look at the moves in the snapshot below. Most homebuilder stocks have rallied 12-15% over the last five trading days, leaving them in extreme overbought territory, which means they’re more than two standard deviations above their 50-day moving averages.DR Horton (DHI), Lennar (LEN), NVR (NVR), and PulteGroup (PHM) are the most extended. Even after the rally in these names over the last week, we’d note that they’re still all down sharply year-to-date as the spike in mortgage rates from 3% up to 7%+ has caused activity in the space to slow to a crawl. A drop in those mortgage rates over the last few days was the catalyst for the recent move higher in share prices. If you’re wondering which way the homebuilders are likely to trade going forward, keep an eye on interest rates — that’s the entire story these days.  

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