The leading home-builder stocks have been one of the best performing sectors since October 2011. In 2013, the home-builder stocks basically stalled out and traded sideways in a range for most of the year. This important stock sector remains very range bound even at this time. Traders must take note, if the home-builder stocks are unable to break out to new highs over the next couple of months, it will be viewed as a sign of weakness and a breakdown in the sector is very likely.
Some of the leading home-builder stocks that traders should follow include, Toll Brothers Inc (NYSE:TOL), Lennar Corp (NYSE:LEN), D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI), and KB Home (NYSE:KBH). Traders and investors that want to follow the entire sector can follow the iShares U.S. Home Construction (NYSEARCA:ITB).
Currently, the ITB is trading around the $25.00 area. The ITB is now trading into very good weekly chart resistance. Should a pullback occur the ITB will have solid weekly chart support around the $21.00 level. Unfortunately for the stock market, any decline down to the $21.00 area on the ITB would signal some problems for the U.S. economy and most likely the stock market.