U.S. mortgage rates have shot up recently, rising to their highest level in two years. Now that the rate on a 30-year mortgage is higher than 4.5%, fewer homeowners have an incentive to refinance their homes.

In the video below, Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser discusses why Home Depot will benefit from a growing trend of home renovation. Historically, Home Depot and Lowe's have traded places for industry dominance, but over the past few years Home Depot has held on to the top spot. But with shares of Home Depot near an all-time high, is the stock too pricey for investors? Moser shares why he believes Home Depot is still a good value.

With the American markets reaching new highs, investors and pundits alike are skeptical about future growth. They shouldn't be. Many global regions are still stuck in neutral, and their resurgence could result in windfall profits for select companies. A recent Motley Fool report, "3 Strong Buys for a Global Economic Recovery," outlines three companies that could take off when the global economy gains steam. Click here to read the full report!


The article 1 Hidden Winner of Rising Mortgage Rates originally appeared on Fool.com.

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