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The most basic reason is that it gives a true comparison of the value attributed by the stock market to a given companys stock. Many beginning investors look at one stock trading at $10 and another trading at $20 and mistakenly think the latter company is worth twice as much that of course is a completely meaningless comparison without knowing how many shares of each company exist. But comparing market capitalization (factoring in those share counts) creates a true apples-to-apples comparison of the value of two stocks.
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Sellers Test Housing Market Amid Rising Prices
While the overall level of homes for sale remains relatively depressed, the report suggests that inventory may have hit a bottom earlier this year after an extended two-year decline. The report also suggests that home-buyer traffic has eased following a period in which mortgage rates have jumped by more than one percentage point. Inventories in nine of the nations top 30 housing markets were above their levels of last August, led by Los Angeles, where inventory was up by 17.4% from a year ago to its highest level since April 2012.
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Homebuilder ETFs Prep for Fed, Housing Starts
18, observers will be watching for housing starts data on new registrations for the start of construction of new residential buildings. Housing starts reveal residential construction trends and a strong housing market is a bullish indicator for the stock market. Analysts anticipate a slight increase to about 913,000 in August from Julys 896,000. On Thursday, Sept.
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