Some people were feeling good lately about the prospects for the housing market with data for the past few months showing slow and steady sales progress. In turn, this improved picture was echoing in the improved performance of the stock market in recent weeks. However, yesterday may have thrown some cold water on the optimists as it was reported that for the first time in four months home sales declined. What have I been telling you? Too bad I'm not so smart in picking stocks where management actually tells the truth.