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Housing Stuck in the Doldrums

The traders are taking a long hard look at homebuilders after the latest data showed new home sales fell for the third month in a row.

In fact, sales are currently on track to finish this year as the worst on record, dating back half a century.

While new homes represent less than one-fifth of the housing market, they have an outsize impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three jobs and $90,000 in taxes, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

Analysts said the report was further proof that the housing market is stuck in the doldrums.

Considering Toll Brothers release earnings on Wednesday, and the stock is trading near a 52-week low, how should you play it?

Stephen East, analyst at Ticonderoga Securities tells us the group is notorious for overshooting in either direction.

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