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Lumber Prices Plunge, but Housing Stocks Remain Strong

An interesting divergence is brewing between lumber and housing stocks. Lumber Futures ($LUMBER) fell around 25% the last two months, but the Home Construction iShares (ITB) hit a 52-week high recently. Something may need to give because lumber and housing stocks are positively correlated for the most part.

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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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