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Lumber Price Crash Continues, Not Even a Tiny Bounce

Lumber futures have plunged but still remain near prior peaks. What about a 2x4 stud?
Lumber Price Crash Continues

After topping out over $1700 the lumber futures crashed below the $600 level.

Lumber Futures by Month

Lumber Futures 2021-07-12


Futures prices are easy to find. What I would like to see but cannot find is the historical price of a builder grade 2'x4' stud 8' long or whatever is typically used. 

Any builders out there have some 2'x4' prices when futurers were $300, $400, $1700, then back down to now?

How much did the average cost of a house to build rise, then fall?



Shrinking Home Sizes: Downtrend Continues

New home sizes peaked between 2014 and 2015. A distinct down-sizing is now underway. What's going on?

Crypto Crash: Bitcoin Smashed Most Cryptos Even Worse

Cryptos were smashed hard today. Bitcoin fell 36% the rest of the top 10 fell more.

Bitcoin Stable: CBOE Website Crashes

Nobody was quite sure what would happen when the futures markets opened on Sunday night. We now know.

Curses, Foiled Again: Continued Bounce in Existing Homes Sales Seems Unlikely

Existing home sales rose in October. Economists expect the bounce to continue, but data says it's unlikely.

Pilots Confront Boeing: 737 Max Crashes Were NOT Pilot Error

The lie of the day: Skilled pilots could have prevented the two 737 Max crashes.

Debate Over Target2 Continues: Twilight of the Euro

The Target2 debate continues. Eurointelligence Promotes Still More Silliness.

Import and Export Price Weakness Continues in July

Import and export prices fell for the month. Year--over-Year comparisons are increasingly negative.