Electrical Economy http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7388/more en NAHB's Eye on the Economy says residential market is solid http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/nahbs-eye-economy-says-residential-market-solid <div class="node-body article-body">NAHB says May's data on home sales point to a bright future for the housing market.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/nahbs-eye-economy-says-residential-market-solid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/nahbs-eye-economy-says-residential-market-solid#comments Economic Indicators Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:13:00 +0000 17291 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: KB Homes Copper Investing News reports on copper surplus http://ewweb.com/news-watch/copper-investing-news-reports-copper-surplus <div class="node-body article-body">Here's some insight from Copper Investing News on the perplexing tale of the copper stockpiles in China, and how they are affecting copper pricing around the globe.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/copper-investing-news-reports-copper-surplus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/copper-investing-news-reports-copper-surplus#comments Materials Pricing News Watch Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:30:00 +0000 17141 at http://ewweb.com Image provided by Encore Wire The Copper Conundrum: Crazy price swings continue to vex wire companies and analysts http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-conundrum-crazy-price-swings-continue-vex-wire-companies-and-analysts <div class="field-deck"> Follow any thin strand of copper wire and it will take you to a world of high finance with folks trying to game volatile prices, copper thieves risking electrocution for a couple of pounds of red metal and a whole lot of confusion over why prices are so crazy right now. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many people won't bend over to pick up a penny in the street. But when the price of copper moves up or down by a penny, it catches the attention of an awful lot of folks in the electrical wholesaling industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-conundrum-crazy-price-swings-continue-vex-wire-companies-and-analysts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-conundrum-crazy-price-swings-continue-vex-wire-companies-and-analysts#comments Materials Pricing Gold Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:07:00 +0000 15771 at http://ewweb.com Baton Rouge, La., joins Midland and Odessa, Texas, as nation’s hottest housing markets according to new NAHB Index http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/baton-rouge-la-joins-midland-and-odessa-texas-nation-s-hottest-housing-markets-a <div class="node-body article-body">Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 59 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released this week. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/baton-rouge-la-joins-midland-and-odessa-texas-nation-s-hottest-housing-markets-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/baton-rouge-la-joins-midland-and-odessa-texas-nation-s-hottest-housing-markets-a#comments Economic Indicators News Watch Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:12:00 +0000 15671 at http://ewweb.com Latest NAHB Index Reading Shows Recovery Continues to Spread http://ewweb.com/electrical-economy/latest-nahb-index-reading-shows-recovery-continues-spread <div class="node-body article-body">NAHB says of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 59 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/electrical-economy/latest-nahb-index-reading-shows-recovery-continues-spread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/electrical-economy/latest-nahb-index-reading-shows-recovery-continues-spread#comments Electrical Economy Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:19:00 +0000 15551 at http://ewweb.com Copper Talk: Has copper lost its knack for predicting future economic conditions? http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-talk-has-copper-lost-its-knack-predicting-future-economic-conditions <div class="node-body article-body">This Bloomberg report throws another log on the fire of controversy over plummeting copper prices and their accuracy these days as a leading indicator for global economic conditions.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-talk-has-copper-lost-its-knack-predicting-future-economic-conditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-talk-has-copper-lost-its-knack-predicting-future-economic-conditions#comments Materials Pricing Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:47:00 +0000 15211 at http://ewweb.com Wikimedia Commons Chilly start to 2014 doesn’t freeze homebuilder confidence http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/chilly-start-2014-doesn-t-freeze-homebuilder-confidence <div class="node-body article-body">Recent data from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Washington, D.C., reflects the slow start in the residential construction market, which many analysts attribute to unusually cold weather across much of the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/chilly-start-2014-doesn-t-freeze-homebuilder-confidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/chilly-start-2014-doesn-t-freeze-homebuilder-confidence#comments Economic Indicators Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:56:00 +0000 15201 at http://ewweb.com 2013 Electrical Distributor Acquisitions http://ewweb.com/mergers-amp-acquisitions/2013-electrical-distributor-acquisitions <div class="node-body data_table-body">Here's the data: The 21 acquisitions covered by EW’s editors through press-time represent a fair amount of M&A activity, but it’s down a bit from the heavy acquisition years when we have seen 30 or more deals. </div> <div class="field-csv-file"> <span>CSV File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-text-csv" alt="text/csv icon" src="http://ewweb.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/text-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/data-tables/2013_Distributor_Acquisitions_DATA.csv" type="text/csv; length=1645">2013_Distributor_Acquisitions_DATA.csv</a></div> </div> <div class="field-disable-sidebar"> Off </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Images</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-amp-acquisitions/2013-electrical-distributor-acquisitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-amp-acquisitions/2013-electrical-distributor-acquisitions#comments Economic Indicators Mergers & Acquisitions Data & Training Gold Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:21:00 +0000 13201 at http://ewweb.com 2014 National Factbook http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-national-factbook <div class="node-body gallery-body">Electrical Wholesaling's annual roundup of the key economic indicators that show the direction of the electrical industry's major markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-national-factbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-national-factbook#comments Economic Indicators Market Planning Guide Gold Market Planning Guides Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:23:00 +0000 13111 at http://ewweb.com The Electrical Industry's Top Ten News Stories of 2013 http://ewweb.com/news/electrical-industrys-top-ten-news-stories-2013 <div class="field-deck"> Electrical Wholesaling’s picks for the most interesting news stories in 2013. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical distributor mergers and acquisitions heated up in 2013 and Richard Worthy got back in the game, but the surge in new branch openings may have been the biggest news in a busy year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news/electrical-industrys-top-ten-news-stories-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news/electrical-industrys-top-ten-news-stories-2013#comments Electrical Economy News Gold Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:01:00 +0000 12971 at http://ewweb.com