Homebuilder Sentiment Falls in October But Still Near Yearly Highs

Homebuilders are still feeling positive about the market, but not as much as they were in September, when a monthly survey of builder confidence hit a high for the year.

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell 2 points in October to 63, the reading analysts had forecast. Anything above 50 is considered positive sentiment.

“Even with this month’s drop, builder confidence stands at its second-highest level in 2016, a sign that the housing recovery continues to make solid progress,” NAHB Chairman Ed Brady said in a statement.

via CNBC

Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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