June 23: American session
Tatiana Norkina, FBS analyst
Sales of secondary housing market rose to $ 4.89 billion, while analysts expected only $ 4.73 million - the following statistics released by the National Association of USA Realtors. But this growth has not helped to strengthen the dollar. In contrast, immediately after the publication the dollar index dropped to around 80.38 mark and is currently losing about 0.02%. Trading in the stock markets opened mixed. Thus, DJIA loses 0.20% and the S&P500 remains near zero.
In currency markets, today there is an uncertainty of participants, trading is held in a sideways mode. The pair EUR/USD consolidates below 1.3600 figure, where turned up during the European session. GBP/USD currency pair went back to Friday's minimums at 1.7000. USD/CHF pair is trading above 0.8945 support. The pair USD/JPY fell again to 101.80 today, from which is now happening a rebound in the direction of the figure.