Keep Your Nest Egg Safe Watch Housing Data

They'll tell you a lot about the economy's future

Carpenters. Masons. Realtors. Mortgage lenders. Interior decorators. Landscapers. Millions of Americans hold jobs tied to the housing market. Indeed, housing directly and indirectly accounts for a tenth of the U.S. economy's output. So it's little wonder that homebuilding and sales generate a slew of economic data.

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