Homebuilder Stocks Get a Pandemic Boost

As COVID shifts to an endemic, housing stocks could get a lift should Americans move to homes with more space and amenities.

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COVID-19 is transitioning from pandemic to endemic – that is, like other infectious diseases, including influenza, COVID will be with us for as far as the eye can see. With vaccines and therapies, we will render it less devastating, but we will have to learn to live with it safely.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the disease is transmitted almost exclusively in tiny aerosols that linger indoors but are immediately dissipated outdoors.

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James K. Glassman
Contributing Columnist, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
James K. Glassman is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His most recent book is Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence.