The Lumber Market Is Easy to Beat When You Know What is Coming

Reliable Softwood Framing Lumber Market Forecasts

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What would you give to have a copy of next week's Wall Street Journal TODAY?

Layman's Lumber Guide is exactly that for lumber. A Sunday FORECAST, Wednesday BRIEFING, monthly BLUEPRINT, and lumber and OSB market forecasts project:

When the market will rise and fall

How much price could change

How long it will take to do so.

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Volatility is the Lumber Buyer's Best Friend

Lumber prices change, either up or down, an average of 37 weeks per year.  At $600 fob mill, prices change an average of $14 per week with $20 changes very common. At $300 fob mill, prices change an average of $5 per week with $20 changes very rare. The lumber market may seem complicated, however there are relationship imbalances between supply and demand that occur every week.

These phenomena create massive opportunities for lumber producers, wholesalers, lumber dealers, wood preservers, component manufacturers, and builders.

5 Components of the "CADDA" Lumber Plan

Collect Information (I do this for you.)

  • Historical: What has happened in the past under similar circumstances?

  • Current: What are the immediate influences?

Analyze (I do this for you.)

  • Facts vs Emotions

  • Separate the Two

Determine a Like Impact (I do this for you.)

  • How do the traders' emotions interact with the facts?

Decide a Course of Action (I do this for you.)

  • What is the best buying (inventory management) and selling (job bidding) approach?

  • When should the strategy be implemented?

ACT (You do this!)

  • Pull the trigger with confidence.

  • ​Hundreds of thousands of dollars can be saved each year just by knowing which day of the week to buy lumber.