Volatility. While the word normally applies to price, this spring we seem to be seeing “a fear of volatility” as buyers are largely staying out of the speculative game not wanting to be held to
Cash markets remain on hold, as mills struggle to locate buyers and continue to wrestle with logistical challenges. Home builders are perpetually entrenched in a non buying mode, while home center activity begins to rise.
Unseasonably depressed price conditions are weighing heavily on traders’ minds and while the prolonged and late return of wintry weather in the Northeast has muted much of the demand in the Northern regions of North
A seasonally unusual cash market has many traders scratching their heads. Sales volumes remain very light. Inventory in the field is not heavy, but mills generally have stock. Transportation issues abating. Construction sites continue to
Cash markets remain quiet as multiple weather-related issues continue to deter business, while buyers attempt to hold out as long as they can before jumping back in. Mills offering up minimal discounts. WSPF #2&btr 2x4s
Several combining factors have left the lumber market without direction for the past couple of weeks. Delayed housing stats from the U.S. government following its record-setting shutdown, far-reaching weather issues, and plenty of persistent nightmares