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Lumber and Homebuilder ETF Continues their Uptrends


The Lumber Continuous Futures ($LUMBER) remains in a clear uptrend with a series of higher highs and higher lows since late June. This advance (roughly) corresponds with an advance in the Home Construction iShares (ITB). ITB was a little shakey in October-November, but the etf has been moving higher since late August. Rising lumber prices suggest rising demand which should bode well for housing starts.

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Arthur Hill
About the author: , CMT, is the Chief Technical Strategist at Focusing predominantly on US equities and ETFs, his systematic approach of identifying trend, finding signals within the trend, and setting key price levels has made him an esteemed market technician. Arthur has written articles for numerous financial publications including Barrons and Stocks & Commodities Magazine. In addition to his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, he holds an MBA from the Cass Business School at City University in London. Learn More
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